Pieta 2

Pieta is a Christian symbol often associated with a Mother Mary carrying the body of Jesus Christ in her lap, a poignant story of a mother mourning the loss of her child.  Pieta can be associated with lots of things outside of Christian context.  In any circumstances a loss of an innocent life due to pestilences or human error is a tragedy.  I recall seeing an image on the internet of an U.S. Army soldier carrying what appears to be a gravelly injured or dead child in his arms, and his posture pretty much says it all, even if the child is not his, he is begrieved over the innocent lives being lost in the midst of a brutal conflict that could have been avoided if not for the pride and selfishness of humans.

Here is the link to the mentioned pic:

Soldier carrying an injured child.

Pieta is one of the themes I like to explore in my works because it can allude to many topics and issues of this world, and not just limited to religious context.  You can expect more Pieta-like works in the near future.  Have a good day, and stay safe.

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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