Station 4: Jesus Meets His Mother

Artist: Anne Graham
Via Dolorosa
Variety of media/found objects
3 metres x 3 metres

Station 4 - Anne Graham
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I have been reading the poems of Mohammad Ali Maleki, an Iranian poet who has been living in detention on Manus Island; he writes about many things but often about his mother and his dreams of being with her and of losing her, he became a part of this work about a mother losing her son; his poems filled me with profound sadness. The hands in my work are for all mothers reaching out to their sons.

'I saw a hand stretching out to me - it was my mother's hand.'

The gently bubbling water represents the blood of Christ; the white circle represents the Eucharist and the transubstantiation.