Prayer is the art of presence. When the raft of prayer leaves the noisy streams of words and thoughts, it enters the still lake of silence. The deep prayer of the heart continues within you in a silence that is too deep for words to even reach.
– John O’Donohue
This is a prayer book, intimate and small enough to slip into your pocket and carry with you to your private place. It fits into a fabric cover tied with an organza ribbon.
I made the face from shredded, wet water soluble paper pressed into a push mold. After it dried, I painted it with gold Markel oil paint stick.
The words and images invite the seeker to enter the mystery of their Soul, to silently contemplate and to look within to find the answer.
Entrez le mystère de votre âme
I used some of my photographs of the labyrinth at Meyers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC and the interior of Exeter Cathedral. I highlighted the photos with gold metallic thread and stitched beads onto the bosses of the cathedral ceiling.
I used buckram instead of Fast2Fuse for the pages to see what effect it would have when lit from behind.
Heavenly and translucent!
Le Voyage Sacré