Holy Week images were made by Maine artist Nancy Jacob while in Guatemala, and used here with permission. This scene depicts the last supper in progress of assemblage. The celebration of holy week is a consuming enterprise throughout the country. Everyone takes part and processions are filled with folks real and constructed. Here you see the latter.
I have asked Nancy for permission to use these holy week images as a metaphor for her sufferings in Guatemala following the week of preparations.
Nancy fell and broke her hip in this strange land where she did not speak the language and had to rely on the goodness of strangers, ineptitude of institutions and bureaucracy and a lack of push to get her back to the states. Here, in this image above, begins the story at the last supper, when Nancy was thriving and well in the alluring strange country, glorying in smiling fellowship and exotic beauty she found there. This is a metaphor for the abounding gift of Christ’s broken body in the making of all: The Lord’s supper. The Lord is our supper.
See last year’s set of Nancy Jacob’s Easter images. The series tells a photographic story of people readying for and celebrating Holy Week. Begin at the bottom of tags displayed to see the celebration in order.
Thumbs of Nancy’s Maine work … in part.