Mary by James Earley
Original Oil Painting
81cm x 81cm
SOLD, private collection Holland
Mary is a painting of a homeless girl from New York. I really wanted to paint this as there was so much going on in this scene. So many emotions hit you when you see it. I added two things to the painting, the first being a slogan on the back of her jacket which reads “You were supposed to Love Me”, the second is a barely visible jug on the floor that is labelled “Anointing”. This “invisible” jug can give the painting a completely different meaning, I have tried to run a modern parallel to Mary Magdalene and the anointing of Jesus Christ.