In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom

In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.

The Beatitudes.

From space our Earth looks like a little blue ball. Absolutely unprotected. Vulnerable to the darkness, which conquers people’s souls, which spreads with bursts, makes the very earth red-hot.

‘In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.’, tapestry by artist Olga Tolstikova.

‘In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.’, tapestry by artist Olga Tolstikova. 270cm×210cm, wool, flax, hand weaving.

The Globe made red-hot.

The frequenсy and amount of victims makes us used to it, becomes a habit, makes us indifferent. А man’s life is depreciated, his death is unnoticed.
The bursts are near — in Moscow, everywhere around the world. Now — horror in Syria. It is impossible to realize. Tearing heart apart. Meanwhile, shopping on TV.

Souls flying away.

Birds are like souls, like prayer through the dark. How much grief there should be to clarify the hearts? It is only a common grief, common suffering can unite, rally up people against the impending aggressive blackness.

A common prayer for peace.

Art must ring the tocsin.
The same way as Picasso did with his ‘Guernica’, the same way as Jean Lurçat did with his tapestry ‘Burnt villages’. Thus let us all unite in our common prayer for peace!





© OLGA TOLSTIKOVA