Almost a year ago, I created this image replica of the #InfantJesus of the Passion. This image carried a cross, a lash, a crown of thorns, and three nails. I fixed a wig on it (which I made out of brown yarn) and dressed it up in fine clothes. I wasn't content, and at first I thought it was ugly!
NOTE: For those who are not Catholic, just want to inform you that we don't worship images. They're just like family pictures that remind us of their existence.
I wrote a letter addressed to Jesus, and I told Him that I was doubting in my call to create religious images. I was about ready to give up. I told Jesus that, if He is really calling me to this kind of work, He must give me a reason to continue. I placed that letter under this statue.
Four months later, the letter was not where I placed it, and I received a commission that changed the way I looked at religious imagery. The fire I had in my heart for #icons grew stronger!! I, with five other artists, have created a series of art pieces—a humble attempt at rendering the #PassionofChrist.
In Thanksgiving, I gave this statue a new set of clothes, and a new set of regalia. I present to you "Nuestro Señor Sto. Niño de la Pasion, Patron de los Ilustradores." If you have an artist's block, pray to Jesus under this title, or "Our Lord, the Holy Child of the Passion, Patron of Illustrators."
Please check out my art IG (@sacredheartimages). The three most recent pieces are included in this series. Check out the work of my other artists, who are also super amazing: