Artist Jonathon Brown’s second set of “Stations of the Cross; as seen from the eyes of Jesus” is on display during Holy Week at the West of Severn Benefice, Gloucester. This set of 21 charcoal drawings follow the journey of Holy Week, from the moment where Pilate hands Jesus over to be crucified, through to some of his appearances after his Resurrection.
Unusually, these drawings are crafted ‘As from the eyes of Jesus” so we follow the story as he might have seen it, rather than us looking at it as observers.
The 21 drawings are divided up with each of the 7 churches in the Benefice having 3 pictures. So as you visit each church, following the story, the exhibition becomes a Pilgrimage, beginning at Hartpury church, and moving through Corse, Staunton, Tirley, Hasfield, Ashleworth …to finish at Maisemore.
There are leaflets in each church, explaining the pictures, with a reflective thought and accompanying Bible verse. There are also leaflets for children.
On Palm Sunday, 25 March, Jonathon will introduce the week by giving a talk about his work, and in particular this exhibition, at Hartpury church at 7pm, followed by refreshments. The exhibition will be up for the duration of Holy Week.