Rita Berghuis
Textile Art


Antependium - Violet

2012 - 87 x 196 cm

The violet antependium is the second of a series of four. Violet has a special meaning in the liturgy. It is as much the colour of sorrow as it is the colour of expectation, the advent-period. Which means to me God always shows attention to me whatever happens in my life.

It is like Psalm 121 says:

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

(translation King James Bible, http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-121/)


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