Art as Intercession | The Art of Diane McFerrin
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Art As Intercession

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It is simple, but complex.

It began with a prayer several years ago. The prayer was, “God, what do you want me to do today?” The answer I heard over and over again was, “Paint.” Although I had not painted since my college days, I began to pursue this calling.

I began to paint.

I tried painting clouds. I took classes. I practiced painting from life. Many paintings began as little drawings or doodles in an art journal.
Since I was already accustomed to prayer and intercession, the two began to merge.

I began to pray with color.

The things that were on my heart for myself or others became allegories on canvas; a scripture, a memory, a vision seen in my mind’s eye all layered onto canvas as an offering from my heart to the heart of God. What developed was a visual prayer language.

The paintings tell the story.

The viewer is presented with an invitation: Ask and Listen.

As I seek Him, the scripture God has drawn me to over and over again is Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you have not known.


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