Kirsten Van Mourick

 

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“The Psalm”

“A concept that I am always attempting to wrestle into my pieces is the presence of God.  Since I believe that we were created in his image, and that community is one of the most important ways that we learn about and experience Him, I long to communicate the way we participate with Him when we make our lives worship.”  Perhaps the strongest representation of these combined ideas is Van Mourick’s painting “Communion.”  What appears to be a quaint picnic scene at first glance reveals itself to be a gathering of individuals sharing bread and wine.  These are elements traditionally representative of the body and blood of Jesus Christ when consumed within church walls.  The blanket is almost liquid, like fabric floating on air.  The surreal surroundings, the ritual bread and wine, transform a commonplace activity into something that isn’t quite of this world…

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“Communion”

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