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Burlington City Arts

Road To Emmaus

Artist: 
Paul Aschenbach

Saint Michael’s College
1990, black granite
 
This stone sculpture was commissioned by Saint Michael’s College when a new academic building was constructed, thereby creating a courtyard on campus. The story of the disciples of Christ who recognized the Lord on the road to Emmaus after his crucifixion is an important message within Christian teachings and a very appropriate subject for an institution of higher education in the Catholic tradition. The sculpture was created on site so students and the campus community could observe how it progressed. This artwork is one of the last commissioned pieces completed by Aschenbach before his death and may well be a most appropriate finish for an artist who began his career in liturgical art.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger