What happens ‘After the Call’?
My work is on display as part of the ITIA art exhibition at this year’s On the Rocks art festival. The ‘pop-up gallery’ is hosted by ITIA postgraduate students within the atmospheric surrounds of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Our theme – ‘After the Call’ – responds to the recent TheoArtistry collaborations which focused on ‘Annunciations,’ or God speaking to humanity.
The exhibition runs from 6th – 15th April 2018, with a performance evening on 11th April, 7pm at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St Andrews.
“The Flood Subsides” (acrylic on board, 30cm x 30cm)
What happens when ‘the call’ overwhelms us? The call to living an authentic life as an LGBTQ+ person of faith involves risk, pain, and uncertainty. Like Noah, swept away by the flood, we are left struggling for survival — yet when the flood subsides, we find a divine promise expanding through the colours of creation.
“Cast Off” (wire mesh and papier-mâché)
Like a sculptor’s cast, ‘the call’ leaves its imprint on us. Reflecting on my experience as a doctoral researcher, two of my ‘casts’ use notes from my thesis to reveal how I have been indelibly shaped by my work. What new growth awaits in the final cast?