2012 Pilgrimage Theme: Desert Wanderings
The concept of desert or wilderness has a rich history for Christians.
The desert is a place of correction and forging community – the Hebrews wandered in the wilderness for 40 years, learning how to be God’s free people.
- It is a place of exile and loss, a place of stripping down.
- It is a place of testing – Abraham took Isaac into the wilderness to make an acceptable sacrifice to the Lord. Jesus went into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan and emerged empowered by the Spirit.
- It is a place of refuge – after his great victory over the priests of Baal, Elijah ran for his life into the wilderness, to be ministered to by the angel of the Lord.
- It is a place of solitude and purity – Jesus often went off into a lonely place to seek his Father. The Desert Fathers and Mothers sought freedom from the corruption of the world there.
What has the desert been for you? What have you lost? What have you found?
cornerstonearts is seeking art on this theme for the Pilgrimage at Cornerstone 2012.
The Pilgrimage is an outdoor display of art. Pieces should be able to withstand the heat, humidity and wind of a Midwest summer. Also, the open space can "swallow" a piece, and so each piece should be at least 4’x4’.
Please include a brief written piece about your art to include with the display. In it you may include a scripture you have in mind, an apt quote or what you might want the viewer to consider as he sees your work.
For questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org