Friday, December 5, 2008

These Boots Were Made for...

Pat and our dear friend Caitlyn have been kickin' lately, so to speak. Each Wednesday afternoon when she's finished with her high school classes, 'Caitlyn the terrific' anxiously pops over to spend a couple of hours doing art with Pat. Oh, and talking -- lots of that. I know because I'm just down the hall and I hear all the laughing.

What's cool about the whole thing is that the two of them have been doing what we talk about in this space all the time: Using art to open the Bible and open hearts. They whole idea was Pat's (of course), taking a couple of old boots and, well, 'individualizing' them.
For those of you keeping score at home, Caitlyn narrated the video we made of the mural painting (in the basement) based on the Luke passage describing the cost of following Christ. So, P & C looked at the passage once more as they "applied" what they found there, this time literally. The boots are covered with collage representations of the cost.

Their conversations naturally cover all aspects of their lives, not just the churchy-stuff. But then, that's what the whole cost-of-following thing is all about, isn't it? You know, how Christ should permeate every part of a follower's life.

The part you can't see is how the ladies filled the boots with plaster-of-Paris (where else?) and then topped that off with spray foam insulation. There's probably some spiritual metaphor deeply buried there but I'll let you figure it out.

1 comment:

Brandt Marshall said...

Fancy Nancy called, she wants her boots back.

http://www.amazon.com/Fancy-Nancy-Jane-Oconnor/dp/0060542098