Saturday, March 11, 2023

Still knocking

I ran across this while exploring a random street in a small town. It would have been quite a coincidence even in America, to say nothing of a country where only 4% of the population professes any form of Christianity.



This is a print of Christ at Heart's Door by Warner Sallman, an evangelical Protestant artist. The heart shape formed by the lighting and the door frame is a deliberate element of the composition.

2 comments:

WanderingGondola said...

Heh, though presumably printed in black/white monochrome, it does appear greenish. Maybe an effect of ageing. Also, the heart shape ties in with the recent Valentines theme.

What does that sign on the door say? That white thing on the left looks kind of rabbit-like.

333 in the background? Trips have been checked.

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Yes, that's a white rabbit, for the Year of the Rabbit. 恭喜發財 (gong xi fa cai) is a Chinese New Year greeting.

The way the Sallman picture is mounted makes it sync with "knocking, knocking at the tree" -- and there's "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" again.

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