The Saint and the Fox

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“The Saint and the Fox” is based on the scripture: “Little foxes spoil the vine” Song of Songs 2:15. 

"The Saint and the Fox" watercolor ©Sara Drescher-private collection

"The Saint and the Fox" watercolor ©Sara Drescher-private collection

I think it is interesting how small compromises can have large ramifications.  The little fox sits on the lap of the saint to remind us that those choices are always with us.  She holds up a card featuring grapes(vine) which completes the verse and also represents Christ’s blood which cleanses us and allows us to approach the Father as white as snow.  The saint wears green to signify the life and renewal we have in Christ.  The red graffiti letters: “INRI” represent the Latin words “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum” or “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews” which was written of Christ on the Cross.  The pink gorilla in the skyline outside is a whimsical juxtaposition of a modern landscape and the Renaissance Era woman.  It also represents the chaos and fear in the world today.  The saint sits quietly inside holding onto the vine while the ridiculous chaos swirls outside.