Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Word was God/The Word was with God

I have always been fascinated with illuminated manuscripts, especially those of the medieval time period. I had originally planned on creating this piece as a replica of that style of illumination. But as I read about the mystery of who Jesus is and where he came from, I realized the abstract quality of the description. John writes in a way that helps us to see that Jesus is so much greater than our comprehension. So I made the words and images flow back and forth between understanding and mystery. The whole of the text is there, whether in word or image, from John 1:1-9.