Love, Honor & Obey

Love, Honor & Obey

Artist: Marty Ornish

Title: Love, Honor & Obey

Attribution: Love, Honor & Obey, 2020, MartyO

Year: 2020

Materials: Nine patch quilt, altered lace blouse, embroidery floss, vintage embroideries & samplers, twill tape, doll legs, black fabric, lace, doilies.

Dimensions: 58” x 32” x 38”

Image Statement: Until recent times, a woman was expected to take a marital vow of obedience to their husband based on the dictum of the New Testament,“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:22), and the 1549 Book of Common Prayers. As an affirmation of gender equality, a vow of obedience is now often omitted. Despite this, does it remain a challenge to love and honor one’s spouse, and surrender to love, while remaining true to oneself?