The love of Mother and Son. Saint Mary of Tenderness, the Theotokos, signifies the name for the binding force that keeps the universe together; love. The only other time we see these two faces touching in such an intense caress is at Christ’s entombment. In love we are made and in love we disappear. Mary the Saint is the vessel giving birth to the image that expresses Gods loving relationship with creation.
The beauty that is a manifested in the heart of a mother’s love for her child is universal, and marks the beginning of our journey. As I worked on these two small icons, i realized this event although depicted as if it is reserved for the holy Mother and Child it is an event which has been on going throughout the history of humankind. Tenderness and Motherhood. The marvel of being alive in part is our capacity to love, be loved and express love. Meditation and prayer are linked to Mothering everyday. peace