Medium: mixed media on canvas
Collection: Weight of the Wait – O Come O Come, Emmanuel
This is a collection of mixed media on canvas and is the artists depiction of grief amidst hope, love, peace and joy. Meditating on the metanarative of scripture and God’s promised messiah from the first whisper in Genesis 3:15 through the entirety of the old testament. Ending with 400 years of silence from God. The depth of mourning Israel faced is unthinkable. Ransom captive Israel who mourns in lowly exile here until the son of God appears.
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Inspiration was born to show the overlooked reality of advent: Grief and suffering. Assuming a Lenten posture of heart to prepare Him room. Where there is lament there is also hope. Loved ones lost, still love to hold us. Through uncertainty His peace. Where there is mourning also joy.
The colour palette is inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period and his use of Prussian blue to depict suffering and loss. Each piece is a collection of ephemera from the artist life and personal experience of grief. Pieces include hymnal paper, stamps from her grandfathers collection, embroidery floss of her grandmothers, a angel costume sewing pattern her mother made her as a child, letters from her dads 1970 letraset, dried orchid flowers from the plants given to her after the loss of each her parents June 2020 and August 2021, and the most precious being hand written scripture passages she continues to holds. No matter the loss you are mourning this advent season, be it physical or ambiguous, a loved one, a job, or a dream it is her hope that you can simultaneously hold two seemingly opposite realities.
All pieces created using: hymnal pages (1920’s) gesso, charcoal, graphite, acrylic paint, India ink, acrylic ink, woody stabillo, photo slides, dried flowers, and various other paper ephemera.
All pieces created while listening to O Come O Come Emmanuel by The Civil Wars, River and Wintersong by Sarah McLaughlin.
“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon. Amen. Come Lord Jesus come.'” Revelation 22:20
Songs: Face to Face, Wonderful Words of Life, Blessed is the Soul to name a few
John 3:16-17, Romans 5:8, Revelation 22:20
Songs: Love Divine, Gently Lord Lead Us, O For A Heart to Praise My God
Matthew 6:33, Psalm 3:3, Psalm 91:4-5a
Songs: Sitting At The Feet of Jesus, O Grant Us Light That We May Know, Have Thine Own Way.
ongs: Make Me a Channel of Blessing, Give Me Jesus, Where Love Shines In