I tried something different today! Opened up my Bible to a random page in the hope of reading something that would inspire a piece of art! It opened at the Book of Tobit - not a Book I was familiar with. The 'story' within the Book is quite compelling! Sarah, the woman in my piece, is the one whom Tobit's son, Tobias, marries. Sarah has been married 7 times before but was possessed by a demon which killed each man who tried to get near her on their wedding night. When Sarah was told she was to marry Tobias, she was fearful in case the same happened again. The events had had public as well as private implications for the family. My piece is my imagining how Sarah must have felt through those times of grief, shame and sadness; she must have felt demorialised and perhaps resentful, wondering where this would all end. Yet there is a small glimmer of anxious hope when she sees Tobias arrive...
- Fri, May 5, 2017