You may recall that his little daughter has spent quite a bit of time in the hospital. You know what that means. Thus… visit his site! Great gifts.
This new Wedding at Cana…. it’s Japanese! You will note the samurai factor and the very cool wine jars. Note the Christian imagery on the screens.
I shot pics through the plastic covering, so forgive the little reflection.
I am hoping Our Lord-sama changed the sake into grape wine.
And do I detect, in the jars, elements of Hokusai’s Wave off of Kanagawa? That would be a nice tribute.
At his site, he includes a description of the work, which includes some patristic notes. I’ll give you a tease…
The Church Fathers saw in the six jars a symbol of the six days of creation, and the designs on the jars (which are shaped like sake vessels) represent these: the creation of light, the firmament, the land and plants, the heavenly bodies, the birds and fish, and the beasts.
St. Augustine also saw in them a symbol of the six ages of the world, and his commentary I depicted on the green screen behind Christ and Mary:
To order this very cool work go HERE
He also has a spiffy Japanese warrior St. Michael the Archangel beating up the dragon. HERE And do NOT miss his Great Battle of Heaven with the Four Archangels as samurai warriors putting the smack down on Ol’ Scratch. HERE