8" x 10"
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PAINTING: When we begin to look at the world around us in more than just rights and wrongs (black and whites), we open ourselves up to being stretched. Life isn’t clear cut, especially for those who believe in Christ. There are many areas that the Bible doesn’t address as black or white, right or wrong instead it is often a balance of the two. It is then looking into these gray areas, seeking wisdom through silence and solitude with God, and conversations with others who are trustworthy, we begin to grow and stretch. It is in this stretching we learn about grace and our insufficient understanding of our world.
HOW IT RELATES TO THIS SERIES: This journey of wrestling in the gray areas, has stretched my understanding of the church, myself, and others through beautiful and challenging conversations.
HOW THE PIECE WAS MADE: Black and white paint was squeezed in lines onto the canvas and then a thin narrow piece of rectangular cardboard was drug through the paint to stretch the lines and mix the paint to create gray tones.