Matt Cupido has worked in several Canadian locations since emigrating from his native Holland. His journey of faith is deeply woven into his work. Some of his work takes the form of an icon, where the viewer may engage with the image for spiritual nurture.
The image here is that of Jesus taking on the servant role of washing the feet of a disciple. The work carries a lasting and important theme that is at the heart of a biblical understanding of the life of faith – self-giving for the sake of the other. This particular drawing was part of an Easter show at Redeemer College, Ancaster, in 1999. Someone has said that “sacred art evokes and supports an inner movement toward contact with a greater reality” and Cupido’s work fits that description.
His work can be found in a number of Canadian collections and on the walls of Redeemer College and Acadia Divinity School in Nova Scotia. He has recently done a series of five prints depicting the aspects of the Christian pilgrimage, Separation and Unity, Profession of Faith, Baptism, Marriage and Office Bearing. These are available through the Christian Reformed Church of North America in Grand Rapids Michigan.