Saturday, April 23, 2011


This is the head of the Corpse of Christ that 'lives' in our church (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary). It is life sized and made completely from paper mache. In Mexico. It is only out one day of the year and that is Good Friday. I thought It appropo since Sunday is Easter Sunday.

You might think that the image should be rotated 90 degrees for orientation, but the corpse is lying in an open wooden box (resembling a coffin).

This very special crucifix was made by my friend's sister. It is made from found objects near the bosque. The body is a branch and the head is a seed pod of some sort. The branch and the seed pod are of the same thing-in other words, it was found like that. She didn't glue one piece into the other. Genius that she was able to 'see' all of this to put it together.

Pretty dramatic shadow of a Celtic Cross in the shopping mall at Sedona (from my March trip). See? No matter where I am, I am always thinking of you guys!

Technically, this image does not really have a shadow but, I took it because it reminded me of Easter. It's a snippet of one of the set pieces for Ballet Repertory Theater's, "Alice In Wonderland" show.

For those of you who celebrate Easter, have a blessed Easter! For those of you who celebrate Passover, I hope that was blessed too. 

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2010 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.


sarayutouched said...

the cross makes a very dramatic shadow...very nice. thanks for sharing. happy Easter paula.

Sylvia K said...

A very moving post for the day, Paula, and a very dramatic one! Wishing you a very Blessed and Happy Easter weekend!


Ms. Becky said...

this is a touching post, with divine photos. I love the shadow of the cross. happy SSS, and I hope you have a blessed Easter.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You have some wholly (and holy) mysterious shadows here...


Even in shadow where there is no light,
One may take comfort and one may delight
That darkness has lost its power to thrall
Those who are living on this earthly ball.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Coyote Winds

Ralph said...

Each view of Christ shows the agony and death that occurred for our salvation. Grizzly at first glance, the dying Son has the human look that we grieve - yet revere. Happy Easter to you and yours, as the Lord lives for us all...

whizkid said...

nice stories, and stark images. Happy Easter.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful post, and the quotation is wonderful, too. Wishing you all the best at Easter, Paula.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Spadoman said...

What great artworks of the image of Jesus. The twig and pod is fascinating! I'll look for that cross next time I visit my brother in Sedona.
Good job as usual Paula. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Quite lovely....and dramatic! A very Happy Easter to you as well Paula!!

Greyscale Territory said...

Dramatic, fascinating images! That first photo is especially powerful! And love the shadow of the Celtic cross too!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow that crucifix made by your friend's sister is amazing! How talented she is! Such a feast for the eyes this post is! I hope you have a lovely Easter :)

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

My shadows, happy Easter!

Cassie said...

Really interesting ShadowShots (& non-ShadowShots!). The seedpod Christ is so different, and clever. The paper mache head of Jesus looks as I'd imagine he must have looked. Very touching tradition your church has for Good Friday. Happy Easter to you and yours Paula.

rebecca said...

beautiful images....
light emerging from the shadows.
blessed easter dear friend!

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