The canvases are primed to protect them and to ensure the work lasts as long as possible

The canvases are primed to protect them and to ensure the work lasts as long as possible

So incredibly excited. This is the moment that the blank canvas presents itself and the painting begins. Although all the stitched colour will be whitewashed the texture will still be present and this is key. This, as it were, symbolises what has gone before; what has already been achieved. It’s imprint is tangible but it’s detail has become more of a foundation for what is to come next.

The first layer of words painted onto the four canvases

The first layer of words painted onto the four canvases

It starts to move so quickly now, layers and layers of painted words that begin by being so bold and quite startling really become layered and layered by other truths, watering down the paint a little each time so that the words become one, embedded, sealed. The reason I want to do this is to root the whole piece in the Word of God. It will also create a second texture on top of the initial stitched one. The process reinforces the Churches desire to be rooted in Him rather than themselves, to fix their eyes on Jesus and to commit this whole process to Him.

I will try to take as many photos as I can to show the process, which starts as I’ve said, by looking startling and quite garish, but the end result will be more tempered and united.

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