Mixed Media (oil paint and fish net) on Panel
The Fisherman presents the viewer with a loosely sketched ghostly image of St. Peter shrouded in a fish net, a symbol of his ministry. This painting does not try to show Peter in his role as the first Bishop of Rome with the symbols of the Papacy. Rather, it shows St. Peter gazing at his flock from beyond the grave with a solemn expression, or perhaps one of sadness for the weakness of mankind. This sadness is tinged with regret for his own betrayal of Christ that gives him a unique understanding of our nature.