Artist Liz Lemon Swindle captures a simple gesture between
mother and son in this intimate portrait of Jesus and Mary. "I
created this painting because I find great joy in exploring the
relationships between our Savior and the people he knew and loved,"
says Liz. "This wonderfully tender piece captures the great
respect he had for his mother. In Aramaic, his spoken language,
he would have called her "inta" (woman) however the
title Mother connects the painting more to our modern culture
The painting Be It Unto Me, first in the "Son of Man"
series, captured the essence of the relationship between the
young mother and her newborn child. Traveling full-circle, the
adult Jesus now holds his mother in his warm embrace. Even as
he was dying, one of his last thoughts was for his mother's care
directing her to John the Beloved with the words "Behold