Ecclesia τρία (three)

New Breed Art Block by Lynette Swanepoel.
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Ecclesia (or Ekklesia) in Christian theology means both: a particular body of faithful people, and the whole body of the faithful. Latin ecclesia, from Greek ekklesia, where the word is a compound of two segments: "ek", a preposition meaning "out of", and a verb, "kaleo", signifying "to call" - together, literally, "to call out". 

The concept for these images are that the women or young women represent the Church spiritually and the stained glass windows in turn represent the Church physically, the actual structures. The Greek word “ecclesia” was the word originally translated into the English “church”. The original meaning of the word however is “out of” “to call out” - believing the believers to be a separate people. The Church today has created structures painted with beautiful stained glass windows shining light of different colours; beautiful on the outside, but preventing us from seeing the “inside”, thus hiding everything from corruption and child molestation to false doctrines being served up inside. Creating a false facade almost similar to women painting on an image rather than reflecting their true self.

These paintings in a sense represent a visual contradiction; a discrepancy, what you see and assume it represents might be the complete opposite.

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Dimensions 200mm x 200mm x 37mm (WxHxD)
Material Wood base
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