Saturday, 29 March 2008

Footprints in the Sand

"One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you.”"

Mary Stevenson, 1936

This is the prototype that I mentioned in my last post, painted onto A5 heavy weight paper with sand glued to the surface. My hope is to reproduce this piece onto a large piece of wood, including contours for the waves and the footprints, but with a little bit of a modern twist! I’m quite excited about this project, so I hope it comes out as planned. I probably won’t start it for another week though as I am waiting for materials. Watch this space!

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