“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

"Ruth" mixed media 24x20 ©Sara Drescher

"Ruth" mixed media 24x20 ©Sara Drescher

This piece is a portrait of the main character in the Book of Ruth.  She was a Moabite widow who left her country to return to Israel with her Jewish mother-in-law.  Ruth eventually married a relative of her mother-in-law and was mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus.  (Matthew 1:5)

The red drips form the tears she must have shed grieving her first husband.  She was very loyal and courageous to follow her mother-in-law to another land.  Her new husband, Boaz, was a kinsman redeemer and a type of Christ.  The red drips also allude to the blood Christ shed to save us as our redeemer.  The implied mountainous landscape refers to her journey to a foreign land.

The calligraphic line represents the word of the Lord or prayer language.

This piece is available for purchase. $1500