I had an amazing opportunity this summer to work with my former church on a project. While I was working on it I was not allowed to talk about it as it was part of a larger project that had not gone public yet. So, here I was all summer working on a project that was interesting and challenging… and I could not share about it. The final work is finally hanging in the church, it is on my webpage (to read more about it and see all of the pictures go here.) One of the coolest things about the project for me personally was to create a work on a reclaimed door from the sanctuary. Not just any door but the door to the choir loft. Seriously literal door to my happy place for a decade was in my studio. Probably a good thing too as it was very large, heavy and an all around challenge physically.
The other element that I did not get to talk about at the time was the act of transcribing the reconciliation statement. It was a lot of writing! Because I had to write it several times as practice and in the process of writing in silver, I really had an opportunity to connect with the language in a deeper way. I would actually recommend to any one (especially the folks at FPC) to consider coping the words of the statement by hand several times as a meditation. See where it takes you.
Reconciliation and Repentance on my living room floor.