Monday, July 06, 2009

Repairer of Broken Walls - Art as a Tool For Healing

Art can be an incredible tool for healing the brokenness and pain that is inherent to human nature.

I believe there are stories written on our hearts that have formed from the experiences of our lives. Deeply personal, these stories have brought us pain and have caused cracks in the foundation of our soul.

There is a spiritual yearning, a groaning for heavenly places of safety and comfort, a desire inside to connect with God, to experience His healing through the love and relationship with Him we were designed for.

Sometimes our stories are ongoing, cyclic, repeating, God trying to push us toward recognition and resolution. And through the vehicle of art, where the language is spiritual and comes not in words, but in texture, color, and images we make a connection.

This is a turning point to recovering ones true self, the healed and whole person we were meant to be. Walls that were torn down are being rebuilt. Gates are repaired. And lives are restored.

~ you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings ~ Isaiah 58:12


"Repairer of Broken Walls" is an encaustic wax collage created from antique papers, fibers, hardware, and oil pastels on cradled canvas. It is framed in richly patinaed reclaimed wood from an antique toolbox, hardware still intact. To purchase, e-mail me at crystal_opf@comcast.net or visit OPF Studio at Etsy. ~Sold~

1 comment:

  1. I love that your art praises God. I try to do the same--but with much different results. Beautiful work here.

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