Susanna and the elders tells the story of Joakim’s wife Susanna who was taking a bath in the garden with her maiden. Two wicked elders, guests of Joakim, where spying on her. When the maiden was leaving the scene to pick up some olive oil, the elders jump out of the bushes and molest her. To get Susanna keep her mouth shut they blackmailing her for testifying that they witnessed Susanna committing adultery. When Susanna gives a loud cry they did so and Susanna was accused for adultery. But justice has its Silver Lining when the wise Daniel proves Susanna’s innocence. He seperate the two elders and ask them the same question regarding the nature of Susanna’s infidelity. When the two had different answers Daniel knows Susanna has spoken the truth.
Right: Susanna and the Elders, ink and acrylic, 2017
Left: Susanna, the Silver Lining of Justice, 2018