Systemic Image License (Isaiah 9:2-7)

Systemic Image License (Isaiah 9:2-7)

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Systemic
Paper Lace
By Hannah Garrity
Inspired by Isaiah 9:2-7

From our “Those Who Dream” Advent 2020 collection.

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  • high-res image file formatted for print

  • high-res image file formatted for web/projection

  • high-res colorable image file formatted for print

  • A PDF of the Artist's statements & scripture reference for the visual

  • A visio divina Bible Study Guide for you to use this image in a group study session that incorporates the ancient Benedictine spiritual practice of "divine seeing."

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From the artist:

Oppression must be overcome. This is a truth universally acknowledged and reiterated by the words of Isaiah 9. I will not relitigate. The fist of anti-oppression stands in the middle of this paper lace. Can we deliver? 

Artistically, this is a powerful time. The monuments to the American Confederacy are being legislatively removed or simply toppled. In Richmond, Virginia, a new monument was erected last year: “Rumors of War” by Kehinde Wiley. The powerful face, according to Wiley’s speech at the unveiling ceremony, is a combination of numerous young Black men, creating a monument celebrating, not a single man, but honoring the lives of all Black men and women, boys and girls, as monumental. 

Here, in this paper lace, I explore physical structures that house and enable American society. The shape of the monument pedestals inspires the first ring of pattern surrounding the fist. The next ring portrays patterning that is seen regularly in church architecture. The Quatrefoil represents the cross and the Trefoil represents the Trinity. These rings symbolize the intricate way that white supremacy must be unwoven from daily operations.

It is time! It is time to let Isaiah’s prophecy come to fruition. People of God, we must gather our words. May we meet whataboutism, anger, and backlash with Jesus’ clarity on love being the only way. May we prepare and seek out discussion with all we are connected to who are lost in hate and fear. It is time for the love of God to permeate our structures, systems, and daily moments.

— Hannah Garrity

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