Friday, April 16, 2010

Sex Crimes and the Vatican - The Passionate Eye

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On Monday evening I watched an update along with an older documentary on the contraversy and  incidence of pedophilia in the Catholic church - The Passionate Eye.  The disturbing details of this program  weighed heavily on my mind this week and eventually culminated on the creation of the collage below. 

untitled digital collage 9 x 12
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Image Credits: Figures by Dover, sky and protractor from Holliewood Studios - The Collector

14 comments:

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Very thought provoking!

Heavens2Betsy said...

It is terrible to think of a place of sanctuary harbouring hidden dangers. I think this piece conveys just that x

B.J. von Schneyder Art said...

Great work, your digital collage!
Wished I would have seen this documentary too, but something alike will be shown in the german TV this evening.
To read about these incidents makes my heart heavy as well. Few days ago I also posted something in my blog about...it´s just simply awful.

xoxo Bettina

Lori Saul said...

A brilliant piece- it is a very difficult subject and your expression here is moving and powerful. Wonderful work!

Chris said...

This is a striking work. I like your use of symbol in conveying the horror of this travesty.

Debby said...

You are brilliant, great piece.
debby

La Dolce Vita said...

I left the church when I was 14 , so I won't make a comment on the issue, but your piece is so very powerful and intriguing all at once, you really captured it!

Healing Woman said...

I haven't watched the documentary yet. I know I'll find it disturbing. As artists we express our feelings through our art. You have done a grand job with this piece.

Marilyn Rock said...

Thought provoking art for a difficult subject. That's the beauty of art; it does help us to express our feelings about anything.

rivergardenstudio said...

This piece speaks of the feelings of betrayal and the sinister aspect of power. Very moving. roxanne

Kim Palmer said...

Those very sensitive topics quite often lead to the best inspirational creative moments. I can imagine how it churned around in your head. There is quite a brooding powerful feel to the piece which is great!

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Trudi,

Having survived the abuse of a parent, hearing the news only opens the wounds that have tried to heal these last twenty-five years.

When we had our two children, I made sure the cycle was wold not continue and I have fulfilled that promise.

Your illustration is beautiful ad since I have not been here in some time, I must say your art has taken leaps forward. Congratulations.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love this digital! It certainly portrays the unspeakable acts that the documentary spoke of. I have been so sickened by the betrayal of these poor people, religion. I can hardly believe the news about it each day. It just gets worse and worse. Your digital definitely hit the nail on the head so to speak. I love how you used your talent to express your horror.

Sandra said...

this is deep...brilliantly done!