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A Resurrection image

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I have hopes that my wife, Miranda, will start co-blogging here sometime in the relatively near future. In the meantime, we’re going to start making digital versions of some of her liturgical artwork available here. Here’s what she says about the image above:

Resurrection, Miranda Hassett, 2006

This image is my interpretation of the traditional Orthodox icon of the Descent into Hell, or Harrowing of Hell. In the traditional image, Jesus stands upon the broken doors of Hell, with fragments of broken locks and chains scattered across the darkness beneath, while he reaches out to raise up those who had been trapped in the underworld, beginning with Adam and Eve. Here I have focused on the elements of the picture most evocative of the freedom from bondage Christ offers us: the fallen doors and shattered locks of Easter.

Continue reading for a link to the full size version and licensing information.

Click here for a full size version.

She also has some additional pieces available for download on the Episcopal Church “Image Shop” website.

She’s making her images on this site available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, so you can use it and distribute it as long as you give her credit and keep the license information available, but you need to ask if you want to use it for any commercial or moneymaking purposes, and you also need to ask to alter the image.

And if course, we’d love to hear from anyone who uses this or any of the others! Use the comments below, or email me at:

phil (at) doingpublicwork (dot) org


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