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Hope Gallery Featured: The art has taken flight

We love to share the many talents of those within our Hope community. So much so, that we thought it would be fun to begin featuring some of the artwork from our Hope gallery that you walk by when worshiping with us throughout the week!

Eagle 1If you’ve been worshiping at Hope the past few weeks, you have probably noticed a pretty cool interactive art display outside the Jordan Creek Family Prayer Room. We encourage you to stop by and take a closer look! Read below to find out a little more about what went into the display from Diane Ladd, our gallery coordinator.

What is the purpose of the display?
We wanted to provide an interactive element to The Story, encouraging people to get involved beyond just reading or listening, but to actually write their thoughts from what they have learned, what has moved them, their favorite parts, or prayers that have surfaced from it. There are provided note cards and pens at the display for people to write their reflections and clip it on the frames hanging on the walls.

Eagle3Explain a little more about the display’s meaning and symbolism?
The eagle image and the wings floating above those who view it are a representation of the “Upper Story,” while the written reflections represent the “Lower Story.” The symbolism is to show trust in the Lord, and that the eagle will take those lower stories and fly upward to the heavens with them where God is with the Upper Story. 

What Bible verse helped inspire the display?
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Eagle2Who is the featured artist?
Abigail Livingood designed the eagle wings that hang from the ceiling. She specializes in 3-dimensional mixed media.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Creative Arts Express Your Faith ministry or would like to find out how to share your artwork for display, please email Diane or visit our website.