If you have been by the church’s atrium recently, you likely have noticed a few additions to the walls. Over the course of the last several months, Brian, along with other members of the community arranged for the loan and installation of a series of my figurative paintings. These now cover the four walls of the administrative headquarters that also serves as a resting place for many community members throughout the day. The panels were mounted on the high walls with extensive Plexiglas coverings and special lighting, a museum quality installation. They are there to provide reflection and inspiration to the many souls that wander purposely and purposelessly through the facility.
When conceiving of the images 25 years ago, I wanted them to create a space in which viewers, people from all walks of life, would immediately be transfixed by the possibilities of their internal lives. The intent of the four walls is to work together to create a transformative environment that directly speaks to where each of us as individuals are in this very moment. The paintings were not made to be the exclusive property of anyone – they are free offerings to the public. They represent much of my effort during the second half of my life, and like the companions who serve and are served in this congregation, the many years of making this art go hand-in-hand with the community building and person-to-person service that is the hallmark of Haywood Street. This is the perfect resting place for the panels and for the people who come to see them, whether intentionally or just wandering through. Each of us has the opportunity to open up and see which part of the many images relate to our past and where we want to go in the future, as individuals with our friends and loved ones by our side.
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