I’m on a quest to find a certain image, and I was wondering whether someone might be able to help me, please? It appeared briefly on the projector screen at Mass a few years ago, but had been deleted from the system by the time I asked about it. It still haunts me, though.
It’s a painting that shows a young woman (presumably Mary, though it could be a secular image used in a religious context), dark-haired and dark-eyed, sitting at the front door of her mud house with her feet resting on the sand. The whole painting is in shades of brown, beige and gold. There are a few overturned pots scattered around her, and she’s sitting to the right of the centre. But what makes it so striking is that she’s looking straight at you with a look of surprise and wariness; you have clearly just stepped into her world. Very different from the pictures of Mary usually shown at Mass, but that’s what caught my attention in the first place.
If anyone knows the picture I mean, I’d be very grateful if you’d let me know what it’s called and who it’s by. All I know at this point is that it’s on Google somewhere; however, typing “Virgin Mary” into Google Images brings up 378 000 hits, so it may take a while otherwise!
Thanks for taking the time to read this!