“Oh Thou, Remember the Lord” Original Linocut
Hand-carved and hand-stamped with extra love, this original lino is based on a legend regarding St. Peter…and his wife.
Background: there is a long tradition that St Peter’s wife died prior to his ministry.
There is an old legend that says that: she was alive. She knew Jesus. They knew him together.
The legend says that they were arrested together, too, for their faith. They were imprisoned, but led to their deaths in the Roman circus at different times.
*Called to each other* as they were led out. They reminded each other of Jesus: who he was, what he had done, why this was worth living for an worth dying for.
These are the final words recorded.
“Remember the Lord.”
I am stunned over this.
The palm branches were used by Romans to announce their victories. Romans would cut palm fronds as they paraded back to their city, and from afar people would know that they were victorious.
And so from the earliest parts of our history, martyrs have been pictured with palms. They who triumphed over fear and doubt and…death itself.
The key is a symbol of Peter.
The dove is a symbol of love. But…when in pairs…fidelity.
Fidelity. Love. Triumph.
Oh, Thou, Remember the Lord.
I stamped this, so it’s not a digital copy. In fact, it might even come with my fingerprints on the back, from when I pressed the ink from the block onto the paper.
– I elect to use oil-based inks, as I love their deep, rich hues.
– The lightweight printmaking paper (Strathmore) is 11″x 14″, artwork is approximately 8″x 10″
– Because this is hand-stamped, there will be slight variations from print to print, making each print unique
– The print is sold unframed, but, I made the paper a size that is super easy to find in most stores. I figured I’d save you the $ on shipping.
– Print will come in a plastic sleeve, with some protective cardboard, in a bubble mailer.
This print comes in both blue and black. I do have other inks, though, if you request them. I think this is an excellent wedding gift.