"I was totally surprised and perplexed and refused when father rigobert approached me in 1989 with the offer to paint a stations of the cross with 14 pictures for the church in brunn", the munnerstadt artist inge kirch (74) described to the numerous visitors the week before last in the church st. Sebastian in brunn. But if you look around the small church, which was built around 1400 and expanded in 1957, you will find on the walls – a stations of the cross with the usual 14 motifs about the suffering of christ, created in oil on canvas by inge kirch.
This way of the cross is, she says herself, the most important and roughest work she has created. This evening with inge kirch was for the listeners an inner preparation on the way to carol week and easter. Inge kirch explained that the church had also been renovated in the course of its expansion in 1957. But the newly created abstract paintings on the walls did not like at all. The walls were therefore painted, and remained so for many years.
In 1989, however, said father rigobert marx (1938-2009) wanted to persuade them to create a way of the cross for the church. "I refused, but rigobert lieb did not relax", smiled inge kirch. That’s why she suggested to him that she first paint a single picture "and then we can talk further". No sooner said than done. Father rigobert liked it and also in the diocese in wurzburg they thought it was "quite good" and also agreed. So inge kirch started to work after all. She had looked at other crosses. "They were all painted with a very dark background, I did not want that", she realized and "i wanted to paint in such a way that the pictures would fit into the church". There’s nothing worse than when colors rub together". She picked up colors from the church.