About the Book
The Stations of the Cross are the fourteen panels depicting Christ's journey to the crucifixion.
They began not as art..but as an actual journey.
The first journey being made by Jesus himself on the way to the cross. From the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims retraced his steps along Jerusalem's Via Delarossa or "Way of Sorrow" stopping at 'waypoints' to meditate and pray. By the 1500's fourteen stations were established and churches created their own depictions of these moments for all who wished to walk them in spirit.
Here artist Kevin Rolly brings us his own breathtaking and intimate renditions of these fourteen Stations and extends the series to fifteen - The Resurrection.
Created with all traditional materials, Rolly uses no digital means, but merges traditional photography with oilpaint in his unique style called "oilgraphing." Bringing together friends from his various communities, Rolly recreated each scene in his studio not just as an artistic process, but as an act of living worship. These are the Stations presented for the first time in book form along with Rolly's accompanying original verse.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Portrait, 7.75×9.75 in, 20×25 cm
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781457984822
- Softcover: 9781457984815
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781457984839
- Publish Date Mar 03, 2009
- Language English
- Tags Good Friday, Christian, Christianity, Cross, Easter, Lent, Bible, Stations, Jesus, Christ, art, photography, oil, painting
Kevin Rolly is a full time working artist in Downtown Los Angeles. His technique of "oilgraphing" is an original process developed in 1994, which makes a seamless blend of traditional photography and oil mediums. In 1997, on a dare, he began creating these works in ritual performances for audiences. These performances are now a regular part of his art. His fine-art and commissioned works are in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the world and his exhibition "Until the Road Forgets" premiered at the Pasadena Museum of California Art in the Summer of 2003.