Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Keep Looking"

Keep Looking
17x27" Fabric, beads, ink, photo transfer from inkjet, rice sack.
Currently on display at Northeast Community Lutheran Church, part of the Raveling Mercies exhibit.
Click for larger image. Completed 12/08

Ah, you who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! … Who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of their rights!
Isaiah 5:20-23

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence —
We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. We all fade like a leaf…
Isaiah 64:1,6

The photo image is a starving seven-week-old infant in Somalia. It is a hard image to look at, and we share in both the infant’s pain and the bystanders' complicity.

From the first Round-Robin Book

The Waking by Theodore Roethke.

These images are excerpts from the first book of the Altered Books Round-Robin project of the Visual Journal Collective . Cover not shown; my artwork shown here, book property of Briana Goetzen.

A new Journal: Winter

The cover.