Lisa Huber

Artist creates unique piece for Admont Abbey Church

On Ash Wednesday, 14 February, the Lenten cloth by artist Lisa Huber will be blessed at 18:30 in the Abbey Church in Admont as part of the Ash Wednesday service.

Artist creates unique piece for Admont Abbey Church

Friday, 09 February 2024

On Ash Wednesday, 14 February, the Lenten cloth by artist Lisa Huber will be blessed at 18:30 in the collegiate church in Admont as part of the Ash Wednesday service. It will be on display there until Whit Monday.

The works of artist Lisa Huber have already been shown at numerous international exhibitions. Her work centres primarily on cycles based on biblical themes and Christian traditions. Her art has already been on display in many well-known places of worship, including Klagenfurt Cathedral, St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Bamberg Imperial Cathedral, Worms Cathedral, Villach parish church, the Romanesque monastery church of Bursfelde near Göttingen and the parish church of Heiligenblut in Carinthia. The 3 church windows in Fresach and the redesign of the Stations of the Cross on the Calvary in Sachsenburg in Carinthia also bear her signature.

Her latest work: the Lenten cloth for Admont Abbey Church. The special feature of the canvas, which is over five metres long, is the woodcut technique used. The cloth was not printed by machine, but in one piece by hand. Through this artistic process, Lisa Huber has achieved the impression of painted motifs and thus created a unique piece. After a year and a half of work, the Lenten cloth can now be blessed by Abbot Gerhard Hafner during the church service on Ash Wednesday. The artwork is entitled "Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world ..." and depicts the four evangelists. For Abbot Gerhard, the chosen motif is "good news in times when we long for hope and for words that lift us up and give us courage. Because the most important message I have to proclaim as a priest is the Word of God, especially the Gospels, in which Jesus speaks directly to us."

Admont Abbey Church - Lenten cloth 2024 by Lisa Huber © Bernd Borchardt-Berlin
Lisa Huber
Admont Abbey Church - Lenten cloth 2024 by Lisa Huber - Abbot's staff with cloth © Bernd Borchardt-Berlin
Admont Abbey Church - Lenten cloth 2024 by Lisa Huber © Bernd Borchardt-Berlin
Admont Abbey Church - Lenten cloth 2024 by Lisa Huber - Lectionary cover © Bernd Borchardt-Berlin
Admont Abbey Church - Lenten cloth 2024 by Lisa Huber - Abbot's staff with cloth © Bernd Borchardt-Berlin