Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States)
23.8 × 15 × 13.6 in. (60.5 × 38 × 34.5 cm)
Not on view
This limited-edition sculpture (11/33) is considered a significant work of modern religious art. Created by renowned artist Gilbert Jerome “Gib” Singleton (1935–2014), this piece is the fourth station in his Stations of the Cross, a collection of works that reinterpret a tradition within the Catholic Church commemorating fourteen events from the last hours of Jesus’s life. This piece depicts Jesus kneeling before his mother, Mary, with the cross upon his shoulders. The artist describes him as looking up at her with fear and confusion, while Mary remains solid and upright, offering stability and strength.
Singleton’s style draws upon his interest in Western bronze sculpture but is more abstract in its figural representation. This approach was identified by Singleton as a form of emotional realism, and through it he hoped to create a spiritual and emotional connection to the soul.
Designed and created in 2009 by Gilbert Jerome “Gib” Singleton in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sold in 2011 by C. Anthony Gallery in Beaver Creek, Colorado to the Hutchison Family Foundation in Winter Spring, Florida; Donated in 2017 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.
Notes:  C. Anthony Gallery is the exclusive publisher of all Singleton’s art.