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I often include sacred music in my collages. Though I’m not a musician, the patterns and the variety of shapes on the page please me and imply a song. The repetition of a praise song in whatever cultural context, whether it’s in the studio, during a medical procedure, or singing together with a congregation often leads to “glory door moments” and helps me see the “thin places” where “patches of Godlight” illumine my life.

Image above (and on front-page mastheads): “Alchemy” by Virginia Wieringa, part of ECVA’s most current exhibition, “Imaging The Sacred Art Of Chant.”

Words above by Virginia Wieringa.


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