Paradise Regained



Pauline Medinger
Paradise Regained

Machine Embroidery:
Polyester thread, glass spacer beads, pins, mounted on painting (acrylic on Fabriano paper)

Dimensions: 91 x 92 x 6 cm
Price: £7,000

Artist Statement

East Anglian artist Pauline Medinger’s innovative artworks embody not what she sees, but what she feels.

Paradise Regained depicts dawn on what has become known as the first Easter Sunday; the day that Christians believe Jesus Christ, the Messiah, rose from the dead following his crucifixion on Good Friday.  A warm dawn light pervades the image of an empty tomb, a discarded shroud, and the first witness – an awestruck Mary Magdalene.  Her beloved Lord has risen, illuminating the darkness of the tomb with His light that overcomes death and spiritual darkness. 

Passionflowers, a symbol of Easter, border the scene.

The stitch-drawn lines, like lives, are set free from their boundaries and inhabit a new space, a new existence.