33. Ascension

Rudolph Bostic (1944- )
Enamel house paint on cardboard
28 x 22

With the use of a limited color palette and two radiating circles, Bostic has created a remarkable vision
of Christ’s Ascension. Christ stands atop a cluster of clouds and occupies the top circle that forms a
kind of mandorla, or space that signifies another sphere, a place beyond this world. As he spreads out
his arms and reaches toward the heavens he offers us comfort and emanates a spirit of victory. Partially
encompassed in the lower circle, three disciples are clustered as they watch in amazement what has just

Luke 24: 50-53
50When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
51While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52Then they worshiped
him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53And they stayed continually at the temple, praising

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