In the Gospel of John’s account of the resurrection, Mary Magdalene mistakes the risen Jesus for the gardener. But that doesn’t really feel like a mistake at all. A gardener, much like Jesus, tends to and coaxes forth new life. A plant, much like the resurrection, springs from a seed that is planted deep in the earth.
I painted Jesus the Gardener on recycled cardboard and the background colors came from the dyes of plants I found around my home. May the image help ground you in the resurrection story. Read more