This piece captures Mary's very human moment, when she's left alone with the burden of horrifying memories threatening to consume the good. It's the moment when the adrenaline is gone and the grief takes hold. It's that moment of absolute darkness when the only light comes from God. And she chooses to step forward and continue to follow Him. He sees us in our grief. He warms us in the coldness of our despair. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
My version of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Her heart, I envisioned as a bright, joyful red, enflamed with her great love and wrapped in pure white roses, gilded with the graces of heaven. Seven swords pierce her heart and separate seven drawings of the Sorrows inflicting these wounds. The scenes are meant to be interpreted from Mary's perspective, as she witnesses the life and death of her only Son and greatest love, Jesus.