Eleventh Station - Jesus is nailed to the Cross

When they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him; and with him they crucified two criminals, one on the right, the other on the left, and Jesus between them. And the scripture was fulfilled which says, “He was numbered with the transgressors.”

11. Jesus is nailed to the cross—Nana Montgomery, art quilt

I was drawn to do the Eleventh Station because of the strong imagery suggested by Jesus being nailed to the cross in the place of the Skull (Golgotha). I used the traditional colors of black, oxblood red and ivory white along with blues and golds to complete the color scheme. Once I had committed to the project, the layout of my quilt came together quickly. It took a bit more time to apply the finishing touches: paint, decorative stitching, and beads. Joining this project for St. Andrew's Lent installation seemed like an interesting challenge; I have been acquainted with the Stations of the Cross through my early education in the Episcopal Church but I have not been a regular churchgoer for many years. The project had more of an artistic perspective for me, mixed in with a desire to portray the familiar yet emotionally powerful scene of Jesus' hanging on the cross. The figure is an important and recurring element in many of the quilts that I make. More of my work can been seen at www.bluesharkdesign.com.

Eleventh Station - Jesus is nailed to the Cross