Picture in Focus: Hammered Metal Sculpture of the Last Supper by Zilius Muracin

February 11, 2018

Picture in Focus: Hammered Metal Sculpture of the Last Supper by Zilius Muracin

The Season of Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday.  During this traditional 40-day period of reflection leading up to Easter, I will be presenting new images from the Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection by international artists depicting seven key moments from the Gospel narratives of the Passion of Christ. We begin this Sunday with a metal sculpture of the Last Supper by Haitian Folk Artist Zilius Muracin now on view in the Haitian Oil Drum Art page in the Schools of Sacred Art section.  Working with a recycled oil drum taken from the harbor of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Muracin has heated and flattened the metal into a sheet from which he has cut and hammered out this tightly-composed image of Jesus and his disciples at their final meal together. There is barely room to be found at the table, where Christ can be seen at the center extending his arms to bless a chalice of wine and a plate of bread. (John Kohan)