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For She Is the Breadth of the Power of God   Jan Neal, Curator                                                                                                                             presented June 15, 2006



Mothering God
by Kristy K. Smith
(Oil paint; water color and colored pencil on paper, 2000, 19" x 25")
t. Andrew’s Episcopal Church - Des Moines, IA


Mothering God with her tender expression and her gentle embrace shows God's love for all whom God calls beloved. Astounding Love indeed. And Love who, in this feminine form embodies one aspect of God's Transforming power. The center of the picture and just who is held is purposely left unfinished so that the viewer may place themselves, or anyone else in God's arms to feel the warmth of God's Love and the Spirit-breath that heals, strengthens, nourishes, changes us all.
Drawing and painting are my primary language, more comfortable than words. Through my art, I share the ongoing conversations I have with the world around me and the meaning that I see within the things I encounter. I share visually what I hear and see and how I respond to nature, events, and people in my daily life. The work included in this show are part of my ongoing dialogue/prayer with God. Some of them are responses to scripture; others are images that came out of the silence of listening in prayer.


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