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Three panel oil painting on canvas depicting the Gospel story of Jesus healing the bleeding woman, measuring 50x140 cm.

Purchased from the Ursinus College Student Art Exhibition for the permanent Library collection.


Copyright of the underlying work is held by the artist. The digital image presented here is for educational purposes only and is not for commercial use.


Artist statement:

“Shalom” ( וֹ םל שָׁ ) is a Hebrew word used as a greeting and a goodbye. In the Abrahamic religions, “Shalom” communicates peace, harmony, wholeness, flourishing, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. Shalom is often a peace shared between two entities, especially between God and humankind. In my triptych paintings, I give form to the abstract nature of Shalom through concrete gospel narratives. By using the Middle Ages practice of triptych painting, I engage in conversation with the history of Judeo-Christian art. Triptych paintings, historically used for religious literacy and devotion, are an artistic channel for my personal devotion. In tradition with the history of religious painting, I utilize the three panels to express distinct theological stages: “what is” (brokenness) and “what could be” (shalom) wing panels bridged by a central panel of Jesus and his invitation to the viewer. I distinguish the brokenness and Shalom panels through shifting their color palettes—from the dull, earth tones of the brokenness panel to the bright, harmonious colors in the Shalom panel. I want viewers to be able to see possibility amidst brokenness, both in my triptychs and in the world. I want viewers to know that the world is not the way it has to be, and that all that is broken can be restored.

Library Location

2nd Floor


student art, 2018, painting, oil painting, triptych, Jesus Christ, bleeding woman, Gospels

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