"The Human Spirit"
Original art 24" x 18"
When I was invited to submit my artwork for consideration for this project, I was especially touched by why they wanted to include artwork in this book of prayer. They wanted to include beauty and color for people who are so deprived of these gifts when in prison. Color. We take it for granted don't we? What would it feel like to be deprived of this most basic thing. What does that do to the soul?
I have been very interested of late, in the power of combining the arts, music and art, dance and music, written word and art, and any and more combinations of these. When you combine the arts, it is like looking at something that is 2-D and flat and then seeing the same thing in 3-D. Our perceptions and experience are enhanced. And so, for people imprisoned, this book is offered as a window and reminder of God's presence. Beauty in word and art is offered. To be able to offer my paintings to ease some suffering touched me deeply and I was honored to be part of this project.
I will be posting one of these paintings every Friday (hopefully) leading up to the launch of "Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayerbook" in August at the ELCA's Churchwide Gathering. Here's a link: ://go.augsburgfortress.org/hear-my-voice-a-prison-prayer-book. These paintings are now available for purchase.*
* This painting measures 24" x 18", acrylic on gessobord with 2" birch sides, ready-to-hang. $630. To see the full painting, here's the link: http://www.robynsandanderson.com/purchase-originals.html