PILLAR OF SALT (Freed/Martineau) - Mixed Media Digital Download
In 2020-2021 I took art pieces and reframed them as moments in Biblical history while contemplating human emotion, trauma, and global events of the past. Inspired by the pose and emotion in the face of each artwork, I "changed the narrative" by using mixed media (fabric, beads, paint, ephemera) to create a new, creatively embellished but historically respectful, portrait of spiritual heritage.
This is an original painting by a local artist named Betty Freed who passed away in 2021. I poured pink sea salt on the portrait to turn it into the moment Lot's wife turned around to see God's judgment behind her.
Life is suffering
Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated
Truth is the handmaiden of love
Dialogue is the pathway to truth
Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn
To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small
So speech must be untrammeled
So that dialogue can take place
So that we can all humbly learn
So that truth can serve love
So that suffering can be ameliorated
So that we can all stumble forward to the Kingdom of God
- Jordan B. Peterson