Saint Joseph Cathedral - at the OKC National Memorial
Saint Joseph - at the OKC National Memorial - canvas art by JimRode
Friday Night Art in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
St. Joseph's (known as the "old cathedral") sits where the first Catholic mass was held in a tent after the Sooner Land Rush. It is also across the street from the formal Murrah Federal building that was bombed by an American terrorist. The 1995 blast killed 168 people including 19 children housed in the building's Day Care.
Saint Joseph's, across the street from the building, suffered blown out windows and a damaged rectory which had to be torn down. On the site of the rectory, the Catholic dioceses paid for a memorial "And Jesus Wept" of a crying Jesus statue surrounded by 19 small obliques.
This image, from below the hill, shows the restored cathedral. I love how the canvas inks carry a magical nature in the gradient of light surrounding this part of the city. The cross seems to truly be a beacon. Further down the street, across from the two flags, stands the entrance to todays National Memorial grounds.
Available as a
Fine art print, 10x14 in size with a 8x12 image print on acid free (archival) watercolor paper with hand-torn edges.
Or as a 16x20 Ink on Canvas wrapped to a hardwood frame. This size does not incorporate a wire hanger on back, but does include a sawtooth hanger for easy display on the wall.
Both are signed by the artist, and handling includes insurance and shipping.
Jim Rode’s FridayNightArt is a listed member of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)