Luke 18:2-3 (ANIV)
2 He [Jesus] said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “
TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified I the Bible narrative. I have set the scene in the mid morning.
The sun illuminates this scene (unseen above & to the right), which casts shadows to the left of figures & objects.
Notice the red canopy above the judge’s seat, which is providing some shade for him as he listens to the various cases brought before him.
Sitting on the stone “throne” is the unjust judge. Kneeling before him in dark robes is the widow of Jesus’s parable. There is a guard to the side of the judge (presumably to keep order if things get out of hand!)
This version has an angry woman in yellow & orange robes, holding a leaking jug. Beside her is a man in a brown leather apron (the potter) with both hands up. Behind them are a man in purple robes & a man in green robes, holding a broken cart wheel.
I decided to create several versions of this scene, to illustrate the fact that the widow of Jesus’s parable comes back time & time again, to ask the judge to give her justice. So the judge & the widow are in the foreground of all these versions of the scene, but there are different characters behind them, to show that time has moved on; it’s a different day, etc.
In this particular version of the scene I have drawn a woman in orange & yellow robes, who is seeking a judgement against the potter (in brown leather apron) who she believes sold her a defective jug. The potter’s hands are before him as he strongly denies any defective workmanship in one of his pots. We can see the holding the jug, which is leaking water on the ground before her.
The man in green robes is holding a broken cart wheel. He believes the wheelwright has sold him a defective wheel for his cart & is seeking judgement against his opponent. The wheelwright (i.e. a person who makes & repairs wheels) is in purples robes, and is present to defend himself from the legal claims of the man in green.
Notice that the widow’s hands are in the same position they were in version 01 of this scene. She is still seeking justice from the judge.