Thursday, September 16, 2010

Painting on Glass: Brother Xavier

This is one of two 8 x 10" portraits of two Friars at the St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia. This is Brother Xavier. The St. Francis Inn is an amazing place with an amazing ministry serving the porrest of the poor in urban Philadelphia (Kensington neighborhood). If you would like to learn more about their ministry you may view a film made by Gerry Straub, "Room at the Inn" (see link).

My 2nd portrait of Friar Bill is being created.

My idea for these portraits comes out of a sculpture viewed at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on the campus of UNCG called, "Urban Francis" by artist, Judith Shea. Friar Bill and Brother Xavier are 'true' Urban Francis' of our day, who I have personally encountered and served with side by side.

1 comment:

  1. Betty, I really love this portrait. His wrinkles seem to be taking over, so sculptural and his eyes feel so deep.