This art blog records a three part art project--
a church community's prayers in a sacred space
three artists daily document experiences of transcendence
towels and dryer sheets adorn a footbridge
--all during the 40 day season of Lent
by Sheri Park see portfolio: sheripark.com
I focused the prayers in a line, because to emphasize their movement towards the cross.
This is the prayer station. Though I originally envisioned the themes as responses to select from, I noticed that others would select multiple colors or even go through all seven. This was a helpful way to journey through the piece, I found, especially to move through themes such as agony and trust, but to end with thankfulness.
As I wrote the prayers, drawings started to creep in until my prayer became all words.
This week I focused on creating a chunk of the black and gray prayers, which have to do with agony and trust. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” was the saying we meditated on. I was very moved by the story a family shared about how to have faith in the midst of life long illness.
Added in more white and tan, developing the body and sense of motion. Gloria pointed out that it looks like ocean foam, which I want to develop more.
Ash Wednesday & First Sunday