A 2017 tribute to John McCain in art: Christ, Our Mother heals the faithful Centurion’s pais

Christ, Our Mother heals the faithful Centurion’s pais. ©2017 Alfred Eaker. A tribute I paid to Sen. John McCain about a year ago, casting him as the Centurion in “the Gospel of Christ, Our Mother “ ( a series which cast Christ in the symbol of Julian of Norwich’s Christ, Our Mother ) although I didn’t always agree with him politically, McCain was the last of the Rockefeller Republicans – a moderate- who believed in reaching out and working with those of different ideologies and who refused to mantle a fundamentalist attitude of towing the party dogmatic line. In the … Continue reading A 2017 tribute to John McCain in art: Christ, Our Mother heals the faithful Centurion’s pais

ALFRED EAKER PAINTINGS (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL WORKS AND SIZING INFO, per inquiries)

 “Hay que caminar, soñando “is a 40 x 60, 2013 oil on canvas, named after a musical composition by Italian avant-gardist Luigi Nono, translated (roughly) as “Wanderer, there is no destination, but you must travel the road.” This is the first of several works inspired by this spiritually restless artist.  “Risonanze errant” (Resonances wandering) is a  x 33 x 52, oil on canvas from 2013, named after a musical composition by Luigi Nono.  “Io, Frammento da Prometeo” is a 48 x 48, 2013 oil on canvas, named after a musical composition by Luigi Nono. “Omaggio a Luigi Nono” is a … Continue reading ALFRED EAKER PAINTINGS (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL WORKS AND SIZING INFO, per inquiries)

Alfred Eaker Paintings

 “Our Lady Of The Mermaids”©2011 is a 3 ft x 4 ft oil on canvas. Over the years, I have painted numerous Madonnas, born full grown from a painter’s brow, yet I feel it is this one alone, from 2011, in which my very personal tradition and theological tenets crystallized most lucidly. I have attempted, since then, to paint her again as I did here. Predictably, it has proven futile. Although, Our Lady wears a thousand different skin tones, a thousand names, and a thousand costumes, she stands uniquely untamed in this canvas. This is no Madonna, subjected to patriarchal … Continue reading Alfred Eaker Paintings

Alfred Eaker : FRANCISCAN ART

“Our LadyOf The Mermaids©2011”“Annunication”“Pieta”“Shifting Sanctuaries” “Floralia”“Prelude to a day of wonder” “Stations I-VI” “Prayer for a perilous descent”“Escape to a mysterious freedom”“Blue Fugue” “La lontananza nostalgica utopica future” (I & II) “The Psalmist” “Modern Spirituality” I – III.  (Mural for St. Vincent de Paul). First is painting of John XXIII walking through the world. The second is Fr. Justin Belitz & Fr. Hilary Ottensmeyer. Third is Our Lady of the Woods. “Christ casting the demons into the swine” “Christ cursing the fig tree” “Scenes from Brother Cobweb” I-III (from the church I grew up in) Continue reading Alfred Eaker : FRANCISCAN ART