Contemporary Painting Oil on Canvas 16 inches x 20 inches Signed Bottom Right
This painting was painted by Catherine Rose Chiara between the years 2007 and 2012. Catherine was painting and had extra paint and a 1/2 inch flat brush. She began placing the strokes next to each other attempting to imitate a straight line. Catherine would place different colors, usually complementary colors adjacent to each other. Various shapes would appear from the gathering of squares. This has a companion piece titled Windmill. Contact Catherine for more information. Each painting or collage is one of a kind. If you are watching this painting you are welcome to contact me with questions. This collage is a unique creation. The story on the back of the collage tells how it came to be. I currently have produced about 70 collages. They are all created from prints of a painting I painted in 1996 of the flooded Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline with the Roebling bridge and Riverfront Stadium. I no longer have the painting. This collage is an important work of art because it documents my discipleship to Jesus Christ and how it came to be. While I was living across the street from Holy Cross Immaculata in January of 2012, Jesus called me by appearing to me as I rode the number 1 bus home from my job in Hyde Park. At that time I had not faith in God. I did not know Jesus Christ and I did not practice the Catholic religion into which I had been baptized and confirmed. Because Jesus came to me in God form and not the recognizable human form I was familiar with, he sent the Holy Spirit to do a lot of work on me so I would know it was Him who called me. The summer of 2013 the Holy Spirit led me to the crucifix at the back of Holy Cross Immaculata. There I confessed that I believed He, Jesus, is the Son of God and to get to God I need to go through Him. Then I asked Him to heal me. I immediately felt the evil spirits leaving me that had been inside of me for 40 years. I began following Jesus Christ and became His servant. In late August of 2013 as I stood by my home at 1023 St. Gregory Street Jesus, in an external locution, told me in a very audible voice, It is time to go. I left and briefly lived with my sister in Cary, North Carolina. At the end of November 2013 I moved to Mandeville, Louisiana. I have been serving Jesus Christ as sacristan at Our Lady of the Lake Church for 9 years. This September 3rd, the Feast of St. Gregory the Great, though not celebrated because it falls on a Sunday, will be 10 years to the day I drove away from Cincinnati and began following Jesus Christ. Each collage encompasses what I experience on a daily bases as His servant. Most of the collages have a crucifix, though a few have crosses but no crucifix. Most of the collages have in them the body and blood of Christ in the visual form of the Eucharist and chalice. Some have the Holy Spirit in the form of the dove. Some have the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Some have Jacob’s Ladder. Some have the ichthus. They all have hearts because they are love letters from Him to me. They all have swirls and spirals which signify the Holy Spirit moving me to serve Jesus Christ. Each collage is signed and dated on the back along with the story of how the collages came to be and the image of the original painting that was used to make the collage. Please support my work by purchasing one. Please feel free to contact me.