March 28, 2007

Maundy Thursday Commission

"Creativity flourishes not in certainty but in questions. Growth germinates not in tent dwelling but in upheaval. Yet the seduction is always security rather than venturing, instant knowing rather than deliberate waiting." -- Sue Monk Kidd

I found this quote recently and I have to say it gave me a great deal of relief that the tension I so often feel in creating something is truly a good thing. (sigh) This painting is a commission I just completed for Ecclesia for their Maundy Thursday service. It's a departure from what I "normally" paint - colorful, flowery, "pretty" stuff. But I found this energizing and exciting and hope to do more . This is a collage consisting of handmade papers, wax, salt and watercolors.

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