BGC Museum Exhibit: Picturing the Parables

The Lost Son
George Robinson  Linoleum block prints with hand lettering  2009

So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Then the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his slaves, “Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!”  (Luke 15:20-24)

Robinson has offered a series of five linoleum block prints in his handmade artist’s book of the Lost Son: the prodigal son leaves home; he engages in a life of drinking and carousing; he sits among the swine; he makes the journey home; and he is welcomed by his father.