To show us the mission granted to the Virgin Mary by Her Son, an artist painted Mary as the Undoer (or Untier) of Knots, depicting her in a state of great grace.
It might be said that Eve, by her disobedience, tied the knot of disgrace for humankind and that Mary untied the knot in her obedience and devotion.
We may think of the knots as the problems and struggles we face and for which we are confounded searching for the solutions. Sometimes the problems of family discord such as hurt or betrayal between husband and wife, between parents and children, lonliness, sadness, depression, family break-ups, addiction to alcohol or drugs, serious illness, loss of a loved one, the strains that challenge us in myriad ways and separate us from our faith.
Here, award-winning artist, Wiktor Szostalo depicts in contemporary medium and style Our Lady the Untier of Knots.