About the Book
The 14 Stations of the Cross are re-told with the best examples of Christ’s abdomen chosen from Dürer’s extensive portfolio of woodcuts.
This project explores the idea of suffering and its representation|re-contextualization.
Excerpts from the author's personal journals|diaries have been used to correspond with the Roman Catholic description for each Station of the Cross.
Additional changes to the manner in which Dürer’s religious images are traditionally seen|viewed (by cropping and enlarging the Christ figure), PASSION proposes different notions for accessing spirituality.
Each torso was reproduced 5 times as digital print, then cut and layered to produce a 10” x 8” dimensional sculptural relief. These reliefs are documented in this book project for private contemplation.
Formally trained as a printmaker, Joel Seah received his Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Until he relocated permanently to Royal Oak | Michigan this year to become the primary healthcare provider for his boyfriend, Seah maintained a tenure-track position in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Southern Maine | Portland, where he was named as the Outstanding Emerging Teacher | Scholar for 2008. Upon his resignation, Seah started GreenBambooStudios - a graphic design business exploring ventures in commercial visual communication - as a means to support a now independently funded fine arts studio practice. In spite of having exhibited both internationally and nationally, as well as holding numerous visiting artist and artist-in-residence positions, Seah’s proudest accomplishment to date has been holding on to the same boyfriend for the past five years and counting.