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The Passage
The Passage
Archival Ink Jet
16" x 16"

The Passage was appropriated from the fragments of two paintings. Separated by four centuries, these visionary artists conveyed the universal themes of isolation and loneliness. The Penitence of St. Jerome, by Joachim Patinir (16th century), represents the episodes of three hermit saints who were spiritually tested by long periods of solitude. In her 20th c self-portrait, Kaye Sage depicts the depths of her loneliness after her husband’s sudden death. By deconstructing these two paintings, I could recreate my own pilgrimage through their worldviews. In my reimagining, the remnant of one silhouette sits as if in meditation after a spiritual journey.