RELIGIOUS UTTERANCES – art of faith introduces the reader to humanity’s historic relationship between art and faith. This daily series of articles examines the interlacing of art and faith from across the Anglican Communion. The title of the series, Religious Utterances, comes from systematic theologian Dr. Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, whose work seeks “a recovery of humanity’s religious utterances through art.”
RELIGIOUS UTTERANCES – art of faith
Tenth in a series:
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Jerusalem on the Whanganui River, New Zealand
Altar Frontispiece Featuring Maori Carving of Christ Crowned with Thorns
This carving of the head of Christ is the center piece of the altar frontispiece in St. Joseph’s Church at Jerusalem on the Whanganui River in New Zealand. Christ is represented in traditional Maori fashion with face tattoos (ta moko) and a crown of thorns. Paua (abalone) shell is used to decorate the carving.
Source: John Corney
On View: Altar frontispiece , St Joseph’s Church, Jerusalem. John Corney, photographer.