Arnold Paine, Michelle - VM - Michelle Arnold
Mary the Dawn, Christ the perfect Day;
Mary the Gate, Christ the heavenly Way.
Mary the Root, Christ the mystic Vine;
Mary the Grape, Christ the sacred Wine.
Mary the Wheat-sheaf, Christ the living Bread;
Mary the Rose tree, Christ the Rose blood-red.
Mary the Font, Christ the cleansing Flood;
Mary the Chalice, Christ the saving Blood.
Mary the Temple, Christ the temple’s Lord;
Mary the Shrine, Christ the God adored.
Mary the Beacon, Christ the haven’s Rest;
Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision blest.
Michelle Arnold Paine was an Advent Artist-in-Residence at Valparaiso University’s Chapel of the Resurrection in December 2009, where Mary the Chalice was an integral element of the Advent Lessons and Carols Service. Michelle Arnold Paine is a contemporary painter living near Boston, Massachusetts. She studied at Gordon College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. She spent three years living and working in Italy for Gordon College’s study abroad program, where she steeped herself in the Renaissance masters and the intimacy and beauty of daily Italian life. Images from the years she spent in Italy flow in and out of her work. In addition to numerous private collections, her work can be found in the collection of the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University and the collection of Rivier College, New Hampshire and has also been featured in Ruminate Magazine. www.michellepaine.com
ArtWay Visual Meditation October 2, 2011