Twenty-five year old Catholic Artist John McCoy from Cincinnati, Ohio painted a 10 x 20 ft. life-size Crucifixion mural for All Saints Parish in Alpena, Michigan. The work entitled “The Crucifixion” was blessed by Bishop Steven Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord, MI on June 1st, 2018.
This is the second artwork by McCoy to adorn the sanctuary space of St. Anne Catholic Church of All Saints Parish. In 2016 he created a 60 x 9 ft. mural depicting 62 life-size saints. His latest mural, which is acrylic on panel, was completed with 13 days of painting.
While working on “The Crucifixion” McCoy joined the All Saints Parish staff in Morning Prayer before beginning each day of work. “In my work,” he says, “I continually rely on the Holy Spirit for inspiration and believe prayer to be an important part of my process.” The painting focuses the attention of the viewer on the center point of the liturgy, the Eucharist, with compositional elements leading the eye toward the tabernacle.