Heather Loring-Albright

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The Art of Interpretation

by Heather Loring-Albright 06-05-2013

I was disturbed by the artwork used for the poem “Jesus is Stripped of His Garments” (March 2013), which features Gwyneth Leech’s Stations of the Cross and a depiction of a fair-skinned person surrounded by dark-faced captors. Leech sets her pieces in the midst of contemporary struggles in the Middle East, but the picture tells a very different story when used out of context.