A Thousand Prayers

2012 ArtPrize Entry

"A Thousand Prayers" is a 3' x 12' artwork on black oak easels representing 1,000 voices of prayer and Scripture promises commissioned to enrich a sermon series for an Indiana church. A spectrum of earthy colors painted in rhythmic flowing motion represent the heart of God. All ages of the church community submitted and hand-wrote 1-line prayers across the intertwining foundation of colors reflecting personal and intercessory voices. I enter this piece as the artist; yet, moreso as a participant of an envisioned project that exceeded visual aesthetics or performance entertainment. I witnessed the hearts of an audience respond to art "as" connection with God, self, and community and as a form of worship. God whispered hope through the process of this concept. We are not alone. This is not a piece that can be casually walked by. It has a reach that extends to the soul. So, with humility, I submit this piece over my signature technique of acrylic mosaic-montage with a prayer for impact.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 18 inch on easels
  • Medium: Acrylic Wash/Mixed Media
  • Width: 12 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 3 foot--6 foot on easels

Venue & Connection Information

This piece is 3' x 12' on six canvasses. Black oak xylem display easels could be used with advanced arrangements. I seek an indoor venue where the message and meaning is of shared interest. Good lighting assists readability. A photo collage frame has been assembled with pictures of the church community involved in the process. Up to four additional works (mosaic montage) could be displayed on black easels. If desired, a performance piece of similar nature (selected theme) could be comissioned and arranged on site with or without community involvement.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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