I created this artwork in a series, which was published in an Advent guide on the titles of Christ. I have always loved taking things from chaos to order: washing dishes, packing, puzzles, and collage. Though I haven’t worked in the medium exclusively, I plan to start a new series that is founded in collage and personal stories, abstract portraits. I enjoy the act of physically ripping pieces and then finding them a home in something beautiful, as something beautiful. I am a very broken person, as we all are, but the more I realize this, the more I am able to look to Christ in vulnerability—the more I am able to trust Him and accept His love which is making me more whole everyday. He is taking my ripped and broken bits and making them something beautiful: He is making me a work of art.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10
Before we go into battle, we have to fully submit to Christ and trust Him to transform us into a future hero—that person who puts on the armor of God, ready to challenge the darkness without fear. On our knees, vulnerable and humble, we finally realize that we can’t do it on our own. Christ was led to the slaughter, silent and obedient, before His victory over death; therefore, long before our stories become legendary, sacred, and awe inspiring, we must reach for Him, having fallen before Him. In our self sufficient culture, this is a difficult journey to undertake. Everything screams “pride!” “rights!” “glory!”... muddling through these intoxicating mentalities is half the battle; happening well before we don armor. This collage illustrates the moment we reach for Christ. We trust Him. We know He is with us, and it gives us the strength to enter the battles ahead.
Direct commissions, video workshops for teens and adults, small group art (Painting, installation, and drawing) and photography lessons, Oil paintings, collages
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