Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Annunciation at Black Rock Tobago

The Annunciation marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

At the Black Rock Transfiguration Anglican church in Tobago, West Indies, a mural is painted with a Biblical teaching in mind. At the entrance of the church, two unpainted concrete obelisks support an archway with spheres. This leads to a white semi-circular filigree disc and above it, a second carving of filigree patterns comprise of geometric shapes that resemble the Star of David. Light, therefore can penetrate through the maze to revitalize the congregation with beams of early Sunday sun-rays.

The front facade of the church is divided by two murals, painted by an artist commissioned to God's word or perhaps by a member of the congregation with a high-strung zest for flair and bolts of cloth, and a calling for two or three basic colours; Blue, magenta and brown. Yet,to put his name to a work with such great Biblical significance supersedes the likelihood that the mural will fade over the years by God's divine awaking.

The wall paintings are depictions of the Annunciation and John the Baptist with the Virgin Mary at the shore of the Tobago seascape, Black Rock.

Transfiguration at Black Rock: Emulsion on concrete 10 x 12 feet x 2

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