The paintings that make up “The Story of Two Women / From Guilt to Redemption” are accompanied by narration and original music by Reverend Nerses Balabanian.
Through the paintings in this DVD we try to remove the shame, blame and guilt placed on women since Eve that has made women victims and vulnerable to abuse of all kinds.
The Holy Spirit lives within us, empowers us so that through God’s unconditional love we are no longer victims of the Fall because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience. We are victors because of Mary’s “Yes” to bring Jesus into the world.
These works are in the collection of San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA.
A presentation of The Story of Two Women from Guilt to Redemption is available in DVD format in English.
In this painting, I have tried to capture the facial expressions of Jesus and Judas at the actual moment of betrayal. Judas may have realized the deplorable enormity of his deed, yet he was bound and bought by 30 pieces of silver. Jesus knew that Judas was the betrayer, yet when it actually happened, He must have been deeply hurt that it was one of His chosen disciples that betrayed Him. In the Gospel of Luke when Judas approached to kiss Jesus, Jesus asked, “Are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
The Sale—Joseph—36 x 24 in.
The Seller - Judas—24 x 20 in.
Images—Refugees—38 x 46 in.
Salvation Valley—Refugees—60 x 36 in.
Children of Gaza—Oppression—24 x 24 in.
Palestinian Family—Oppression—30 x 24 in.
Poverty—Poverty—24 x 48 in.
Alms—Poverty—32 x 26 in.
Soup Kitchen—Hunger—56 x 34 in.
Curbside—Homelessness —60 x 36 in.
Red Door—Prostitution —40 x 50 in.
Hotel—Trafficking/Slavery—50 x 50 in.
Abandoned Car—Injustice —60 x 40 in.
Afghan Refugees—Uprooted—24 x 18 in.
Three Kings Christmas Card—5 x 7 in.
The Star—30 x 24 in.
Mary with Baby Jesus
Glory of Crucifixion—18 x 24 in.
Mary engulfed in sorrow. Jesus glorified in His crucifixion.
Passages—48 x 36 in.
The passage to glorious Resurrection is through crucifixion. To God be the Glory.
Saved From Fear—Peace—48 x 24 in.
In Prayer—24 x 36 in.
World on Edge—18 x 36 in.
Salvation Through the Ark—32 x 54 in.
Noah and all who were with him were saved in the ark through the waters of the flood. We, too, are saved through our ark, Christ, by the waters of baptism. The dove appears in both instances. It brings the olive leaf to Noah--symbolizing new life has begun. As Jesus was coming out of the waters of the River Jordan the Spirit descended on Him like a dove. In Him we have New life. In these 3 paintings--“Shadow and the Substance”, “Serpents in the Wilderness" and “Salvation through the Ark”, I have incorporated the Shadow from the Hebrew Testament and the fulfillment in the Greek Testament.
Fall—24 x 30 in.
Mythical Tree—24 x 48 in.
Legend believes that the wood for the cross on which Jesus was crucified came from a tree-–symbolizing life--from the Garden of Eden, where life began.
Pentecost—Acrylic and Paper Collage, 40 x 30 in.
Resurrection—36 x 42 in.
On the third day Jesus was resurrected. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 1:10 “Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.”