Threads of Grace

Mary Steenwyk's avatar Mary Steenwyk Vote Code: 52733
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Threads of Grace Artists Notes: This sculpture Is a celebration, refection, and a challenge. Lives are wound together through a variety of threads; experiences, emotions, words/tweets, music, pictures, and relationships. Celebration happens as people and cultures are beautifully drawn closer together through these threads. Jesus’ self-sacrifice, His grace, is reflected as people serve each other to meet physical and spiritual needs. His grace challenges us to think beyond ourselves and reach out to others. This is a model the actual Art Prize entry will be four feet high and eight feet long. The process for making this project is stated below. Materials: Acrylic paint, various fabrics and fibrous materials, wire, guitar strings, glass beads Process: Fibers will be knotted, woven, and beaded by West Michigan children and adults.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3 feet
  • Medium: wood sculpture wrapped in fabrics, different types of fibers, wire, and glass beads
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 5 feet

Venue & Connection Information

This piece can be displayed either inside or outside. If it is out side it will need to be secured by either staking it in the ground or weighing it or tying it down (incase of high winds). If it is outside lighting may be needed. I am hoping I can wind threads of fibers attached to either end of the sculpture around other forms--trees or chairs--but this is not essential to the piece.

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

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