I'm pleased to say that this mixed media piece, Valley of the Dry Bones, was accepted to the new ECVA online exhibit Telling God Stories in the 21st Century.
Biblical themes often influence my artwork and challenge me to question how MY story aligns and overlaps with God's Holy Spirit. Mixed media paint, drawing and collage allows me to layer prayers and stories quite literally into the artwork.
Valley of the Dry Bones was also juried into the 2015 exhibit The Body Beautiful at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC. Here's my statement for the piece:
The body has the miraculous power to heal, whether it is tissue, muscle or bone that needs to mend. The text beneath the x-ray tells the story of the Valley of Dry Bones in the Biblical Book of Ezekiel; the breath of God restores life into the lifeless forms, a miracle that makes the dry bones dance. Pulsing with vibrant colors, our bodies experience both seasons of brokenness and ache alongside seasons of blossoming and healing.
Valley of Dry Bones
10"x10" mixed media painting (acrylic, book pages, wood, wire, screws and x-ray)