For several weeks now I’ve been working diligently toward a rather extensive project. I got the idea to create tapestry weavings through the season of Lent culminating on Easter Sunday. As I voiced the idea to my husband, we came up with a way to work together with another artist in our church to bring this installation of woodburnings, poetry and weavings to life.
On Instagram I’ve been posting snippets and sneak peaks of this “secret project” for many weeks. It has not been so secret to our church family as they have enjoyed seeing a new tapestry, poem and woodburning each week through Lent. This week there have been three, making 9 weavings altogether. All is revealed in this episode of my Knitterly Arts Podcast. We created artworks based on themes taken from Lent and Passion Week, culminating in 9 woodcarvings, 9 weavings, and 12 sonnets and villanelles.
You are able to view this installation by employing the pause button to read the sonnets, view details in the woodburnings and weavings, as well as read my explanations of where I found inspiration for each tapestry.
It is my sincere hope that this artistic offering will encourage and bring joy this Eastertide, despite my amateur my filming skills. :/
*Woodburnings created by Asher McClain.
*Poetry written by Randy Edwards. To read more of his poetry (and hear him read it as well!) visit backward mutters.com.
*Tapestry Weavings by Jennifer Edwards (yours truly:).
And the music you will hear in the video is composed and played by our son William Edwards. You can find more of his music on Soundcloud.
May you have a beautiful and joy-filled Easter!
4 thoughts on “Weaving Through Lent”
Jennifer, I do not have words to fully express how wonderful this artwork is! You and your family are so creative and the whole assemblage is very moving. I feel very fortunate to know you and have you in my life. There are a few people we know that make us smile, and make our lives more full…..you are such a person. Thank you for being you and for teaching me so much. I am hoping some of your creativity rubs off on me!! Thank you for being in my world. Theresa
I will always treasure your words here Theresa. I know them to be heartfelt and I thank you for them. I hope you are enjoying this glorious day! Love, Jennifer
Such a beautiful and effectively expressive collaboration!! Those who get to see it “live” were blessed I’m sure. Thank you for sharing your gifts. He is risen!
Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words here! I appreciate it muchly! -Jennifer