The Passover

48" x 84"
oil on Canvas
Embark on a visual journey through Paula Arciniega's masterful creation, 'The Passover,' a captivating oil painting measuring 48" X 84" on canvas. Part of her distinguished Abstract Expressionism Collection, this extraordinary artwork was collaboratively crafted for the Group of 27 Concert in 2013, serving as a poignant exploration of themes such as Faith, Mystery, Reason, and Unreason.

When confronted with the programming of Testimony and Reason, Paula found herself grappling with the varying complexities of the musical subjects: The Holy Eucharist and an Unreasonable World. How does one visually interpret such profound concepts, steeped in the interplay between reason and unreason? As she listened to the emotive melodies of the Schubert Mass, Paula stood before the blank canvas, pondering the mysteries that lay before her.

It was amidst this uncertainty that Paula's journey of artistic discovery began, guided by an unwavering trust in the creative process. With each stroke of her brush, she delved deeper into the realms of abstraction, seeking to capture the essence of the Holy Eucharist and the enigmatic nature of the world around us. As layers of color and texture intermingled on the canvas, 'The Passover' emerged as a dynamic expression of faith and reason, inviting viewers to contemplate the complexities of existence and the profound mysteries that shape our lives.

In a masterful juxtaposition of reason and faith, Paula navigates the intricate balance between the tangible and the intangible, weaving a narrative that transcends the boundaries of conventional understanding. Anchored by the word 'TRUST' (אמונה) written in Hebrew, this painting serves as a testament to the power of belief and the transformative nature of artistic expression.

Experience the transformative power of abstract art as Paula invites viewers on a journey of exploration and discovery, reminding us that sometimes, it is through faith that we find understanding in the face of the unknown.
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
Listen to the TSO's full 2013 performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: