and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
Blue is the color of humanity, and is also closely associated with Mary, and the brown is also earthy, since I wanted to emphasize the incarnation and the earthy nature of it. This poster was largely influenced by my experience of the prominence of Mary in Italy everywhere I went, especially as tied to Jesus’ humanity and incarnation. When I showed my friend the design earlier on, he actually commented on how he felt like it was too much about Mary. The star is above baby Jesus, not Mary, and the Holy Spirit is descending as a dove over Jesus – but I think we as protestants need to interact more than we traditionally do with Mary and her importance to the incarnation and the story of Jesus.