Stations of the Wave I-V

A Narrative Expressionist Experiment

I grew up Catholic. And in Catholicism they have something called “Stations Of The Cross,” which is a series of sequential, devotional images that depict the crucifixion of Christ. There are usually 12-14 images, depending on the brand of Catholicism — in the Phillipines, for instance, Catholics use a 12 image series, but the traditional Western version is usually 14. 

I don’t consider myself Christian, but I appreciate Christian art. 

As I’ve painted more and more, I’ve been thinking about telling stories with paintings, expressing narrative with color and line and shape, but without words. 

So I decided to do my own adaptation of the 90s hit movie “Point Break,” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. I decided to tell the story of the movie in a series of images that capture significant moments in the plot, keeping the devotional mood. 

I have “finished” five images already. I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants here, so I’m not sure what the total images will be. 

Stations of the Wave I: Johnny Utah Is Called From The Rain

Stations Of The Wave II: Johnny Is Bestowed With A Holy Mission

Stations Of The Wave III: Johnny Is Assisted In His Quest By A Wise Old Man

Stations Of The Wave IV: The Ex-Presidents Prey On The People

Stations Of The Wave V: Johnny Utah Just Can’t Let It Go