Polyester thread, glass spacer beads, pins, mounted on painting (acrylic on Fabriano paper)
Dimensions: 91 x 92 x 6 cm
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.