(liquids from bottom to top: saline solution, ash, grape jelly)
(spinach juice and blue snow cone syrup)
The evening began with simple movement games to gather us together as a creative community. Then, using Luke 24: 36-43 as our starting point, we began a series of exercises designed to help us ponder how we relate to the text, listen to how others in the room relate to it, and reflect on how it relates to the larger world. With each exercise we expressed ourselves through adding another layer of pigment (and at one point newspaper articles) to the cross. By the end of the evening we had covered the cross with the marks of our lives.
(I love that the font was turned pitch black -- a sign it was well used)
We finished the evening with a sticky-note based brainstorming session for ways in which we could take the themes we had explored together and make opportunities for others to express, create, and connected to one another around those themes.
I'll let you know when they happen and when we have further experiments in art-making as spiritual practice!