Martha Mitchell: washing feet…

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21/05/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Martha Mitchell Washing Feet 2011

"Washing Feet" (Martha Mitchell, 2011, oil on canvas, 75 x 100cm)

Washing Feet” is a recent and poignant offering from New Zealand artist Martha Mitchell.

This painting has been done for “Reflections on Easter”, an exhibition in Birkenhead, Auckland. The exhibition is based on the stations to the cross, I have painted this painting for station 3: Jesus washing the disciples feet.” (Martha Mitchell)

One thing I love about Martha’s work (apart from her obvious skill) is the way that each painting tells a story and/or evokes emotion and contemplation. You can see one of Martha’s earlier works (“Lighthouse in a Storm“) on a previous blog post. You can also check out her website for some more visual feasting.

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4 thoughts on “Martha Mitchell: washing feet…

  1. Leona Briggs says:

    For a woman’s retreat I did a few years ago, I had the women wash each other’s feet during the Sunday morning worship service, right before communion. It was a powerful moment. There were very few dry eyes!

  2. Sarah Ritchie says:

    I have only seen it once (in a service). The youth washed the feet of everyone else in the church. I think both groups learned a lot that day!

  3. martha says:

    Thank you so much, Sarah. I feel honoured that you like my work and that you understand and feel the meaning behind them! The intimacy and humility of Christ’s example is something we can all learn from. God bless you!

  4. Sarah Ritchie says:

    And you too Martha! Keep up the inspiring work!

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