I think I finally understand why I love collage . . .
It's the same reason why I love mosaic art.
I have always loved the richness
of the layers of texture.
The variety of vibrant colors is a delight.
All the layers
All the pieces
In a collage,
the pieces are cut apart
ripped or torn apart.
In a mosaic
shattered, broken pieces make up the piece.
And that is just what God does with me
He takes all of the torn, cut apart, ripped pieces,
the broken and shattered pieces
and puts them back together in a beautiful work of art.
Broken and Beautiful.
Matthew West's song says it this way, "So lift them up to Me. All the broken pieces.
All the broken pieces of your life. To Me."
More beautiful than before. True. Real. Broken and Beautiful.
Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are his MASTERPIECE,
created in Christ Jesus
for good works
that God prepared long ago
to be our way of life."
Saturday, I gave this piece to my friend who is broken right now.
Her back is broken.
Slowly, tenderly God is putting her back together again.
Body and spirit.
~dedicated to my friend Sue~
Art, photos, text copyright 2010 Jodene Shaw.