Stations for Sassier
The Fourteen Stations of the Cross
To date we have raised $13,040 of our $20,000 budget and still need to raise $6,960 to complete the project. If you would like to make a donation please email Laura by using the contact link at the top of this page. Thank you!
We hope to have the art in Sassier in time for a Fall feast. In the meantime, I have begun to work on painting the Stations … I’ll keep you posted on our progress!
Laura James’ original artwork will be produced and donated to the Parish of St. Jean Baptiste in Sassier, Haiti.
Framed reproductions of the Stations will also be donated to
St. Gerard Majella parish in Chardonnette and St. Paul parish in Moulines.
Donations will enable Laura to paint the Stations and travel to Haiti to install them in all three churches.
WHAT: The 14 Stations of the Cross
14 Paintings – 16″ x 20″
acrylic on canvas and wood with painted frames
and text written in Creole
The Stations will be installed at St. Jean Baptiste Church, the Parish church which serves 3 chapels, and is currently under renovation. The parish serves about 10,000 people over about 30 square miles in a rural area in southwestern Haiti.
WHY THIS PROJECT IS IMPORTANT
Throughout history religious art has allowed us to communicate our perceptions of Biblical figures. But more often than not, Christian art has been depicted from a Eurocentric point of view and so excludes other ethnic groups from seeing themselves as a reflection of the Creator.
In areas affected by poverty where life is typically more physically and economically challenging, the need for spiritual elevation is important. Our goal is to offer parish members artwork that is more authentic and reflective of their community’s valuable heritage.