Highly Commended – Year 5
St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Meadowbank
Following the Star
I created this artwork called, ‘Following the Star’, that depicts the Magi’s visit to Mary with Jesus. In this picture, you can see the Magi in the background through the stable window. They had followed the star to the location of Jesus. Having delivered their gifts, the Magi are heading home by a different path because of the angel’s warning. This shows that they were following God’s word. I believe that this is what we all should do, we should listen to God as he always has a plan for us. The Magi then opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned home by another route Matthew 2:9-12. In this scripture, the Magi had betrayed the king, to be faithful to God. I incorporated an abstract background to give it a touch of uniqueness. I’ve added the gifts next to Mary as authentic objects found in Jesus’ time.