In the foreground of EugĂ¨ne Delacroixâ€™s classic The Entombment of Christ is a poignant image of the disciple John sitting, bent forward, contemplating the crown of thorns. By painting John and the crown alone, Ebenezer Sunder Singh shines a spotlight on this pregnant moment, offering a chance to ponder the wisdom of God which seems like folly to human beings. â€śThe image of the thorn crown is a recurring phenomenon in my works over many years,â€ť says the artist. â€śI use it as a compulsive pictorial symbol, and at the same time I revere it as the symbol of pain, shame and hope. I think John in Delacroixâ€™s painting knows this secret, so he is contemplating this symbol of recreation and regeneration.â€ť Singhâ€™s work is shown frequently in galleries in the U.S. and India.