|"Three Wise Men" based on the painting "The Vinegar Tasters" This piece was a made for a psychology teacher who wanted to portray the older art piece, "The Vinegar Tasters" with more of a "modern and colorful" flare to get her class more intrigued.|
was dressed in rags and hobbled along with the aid of a stick.
The was naked except for a tattered pair of shorts and was bound in chains.
The was the most weird. He had a whitened face, wore an unkempt grey wig and an Afro shirt. They were certainly no wise men or kings.
To the he said, “You are poor; take this gold and buy yourselves some food, clothes and a place to sleep. I have a trade. We will not go hungry. We do not need it.”
To the he said, “You are in chains and I don’t know how to release you. Take this myrrh, it will help to heal your wounds and the chaffing on your wrists and ankles”.
To the he said, “I don’t know the source of your mental anguish but take this frankincense. Perhaps the smell will sooth your troubled spirit”.
The again cried out, “Look at him. He has given away everything that was meant for the child. He has no right to do that”.
The man said, “Do not give me this ointment, I am used to these chains. I am strong because of them. Keep it for this Child because one day he will wear our chains”.
The man said, “I am lost. I have no faith at all. In the country of the mind I have lost contact with God. Will this incense cure my doubts? Incense will never bring back the God I have lost”.
“Little Child you are not from the country of Gold and frankincense. You belong to the country of want and disease and doubt. You belong to our world. We want to share these things with you”.
The man said, “I put my chains at your side. One day you will be led out in chains, but on that day you will undo the chains of many people”.
The man said, “I bow before you. Take all my doubts, my depression, my loss of faith in God and man. I am not able to carry them alone. They are unbearably heavy. Let us share them. When you grow up you will take them all and bring them before the throne of God.”