"Lord, may this work give glory to You."
This was artist Lucas Southerton's prayer during the five years it took for him to research, sketch, and paint the Holy Family. Great care was taken in the symbolic details to depict God's infinite and sacrificial love through Christ.
The features of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph resemble an authentic Middle Eastern family at that time in history. Use of Scripture in the painting was inspired by Islamic calligraphy, and the chosen verses tell not only of the Christmas story but of all salvation history.
Contemplative Rebellion has the exclusive honor of offering Southerton's art as a 5"x7" greeting card set of 15, complete with linen envelopes.
Peace be with you this Christmas Season!