MEDITATIONS ON THE ARAMAIC LORD'S PRAYER

The words of the ' Lord's Prayer ' were originally spoken in Aramaic. Translated into many languages over the Ages, the version found in the King James Bible is the most familiar English translation. The body of the Artwork: 'Meditations on the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer' was inspired by the direct Aramaic to English translations of Neil Douglas-Klotz: 'Prayers of the Cosmos 'and other Aramaic translations.
In 2005, I spent a week at Clare’s Well, a Franciscan retreat, where I began the series of 8 images on paper. These were done one per day, as a meditation on a specific line of the Aramaic to English translation of the 'Lord’s Prayer'. Once completed, I allowed myself no changes in these pieces. The second series of 8, was done from Dec. 2006-Jan.2007. These pieces are painted on cradled wood panels and depict a more abstract imagery than the original paper series.

SERIES I
1 through 8
Mixed media on paper (11.5x15")
 

THE TRANSLATIONS

SERIES II
1 through 8
Mixed media on wood (24"x18")
  #1
King James:
“OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN”
Aramaic:
" O' COSMIC BIRTHER OF ALL RADIANCE AND VIBRATION.”
1
  #2
King James:
“ HALLOWED BE THY NAME”
Aramaic:
“CARVE A SPACE FOR THE NAME TO LIVE"
2
3   #3
King James:
“THY KINGDOM COME”
Aramaic:
“THE CREATIVE FIRE FORGES A REIGN OF UNITY NOW”
3 
4    #4
King James:
“THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”
Aramaic:
“PEACE COMES TO EARTH”

 

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'Meditations': 5 - 8

 



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