Lenten Art: Reflecting Dust


Reflecting Dust is a multimedia work created for Community United Methodist Church in DeBary, Florida by Connie Berger and Nicole Sallee. Mediums include paper, paint, charcoal, wood and nails. It was featured recently in an Ash Wednesday prayer station.

Nicole Sallee commenting on the inspiration for the piece
It was inspired by Psalm 103. We basically used and adapted images that inspire us to that scripture. Texture was really important to us as well. We wanted the rough textures to represent who we are as sinful people and that Jesus met us in our grime and drew us to himself. It was very much a hands on, worshipful, and relational experience with our Living Savior. That’s how we roll as artists anyway 🙂 Artists that inspired us were Jan Richardson and Annie Vallotton.”

How does this piece speak to you?
Is art helpful to you in expressing yourself to God?
Or in receiving God’s expression to you?

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Reflecting Dust © 2013 Connie Berger and Nicole Sallee
Please contact them directly for information and permission to publish or use this work in any form.

The image in the upper right corner is entitled First Word- Forgive Them © Jan Richardson (used with permission) Please contact Jan directly for information and permission to publish or use this work in any form

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