Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Lenten artwork

I wrote a post about Ash Wednesday and Lent a few weeks ago, but what I didn't talk about was the art project I designed for our church. Inspired by the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, I designed this piece so parishioners can write the things they want to offer up to God during Lent on strips of rice paper, and tie them to the wire netting. Father John will then burn the prayers in the New Fire during the Great Vigil of Easter. An unforeseen (by me at least) and exciting result will be that all our worries will be reduced to ashes. Cool, yes?!

The pictures above were taken the day we installed it. In the weeks since, it has quickly filled with many pieces of tied paper, and there are more every time I see it! People are really responding to it. I'll try to remember to take a picture of it before we take it down.

Monday, March 01, 2010

and the winner is...

Thank you all so much for your comments! Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I put all your names (from here and from the comments I got on Facebook) in one of my favorite hats and pulled three. Congratulations to: Melissa Gregory, Doug Arrington, and Ellen Sereda!

Please email your "snail mail" address to arockett at gmail dot com, and I'll ship out a small painting to you ASAP! :)