Via Dolorosa is a
contemporary version of an ancient Christian devotion commonly called the
Stations of the Cross.
Via Dolorosa can be approached on various levels:
Historical: the Roman Empire used crucifixion as a form of punishment/execution.
Religious: it tells the story of the passion and death of Jesus
Personal: we experience trials, defeats, resurrections. We support each other on life's journey. We fall, we get up, and we go on - always moving toward our own resurrections.
Via Dolorosa uses line, form and color in a time sequence that starts with the Agony of Jesus in the Garden and ends with the Resurrection. The medium used is an ancient one - cement and fresco. The process began with full-size drawings. Each part was cut from Styrofoam and reinforced with fiberglass. Two layers of cement followed. Lime was then applied to areas that would receive color.