Visio Divina for the 50 Days of Eastertide Day 3

Artist Statement: When You send out Your breath, life is created, and the face of the earth is made beautiful and is renewed.(Psalm 104: 30)

“My inspiration came from Psalm 104, which is a celebration of God the Creator and Sustainer of all things. I have appreciated it as the intricate web which connects all living creatures. My intention of creating artwork is to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of the beauty beyond reality, something sublime. It is imbuing artwork with a “spirit resonance” or vitality. The process of the work is a record of “breath” being transferred from the artist into the work.”

https://ecva.org/exhibition/Telling_God_Stories/exhibit61-SC01.html

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Textile Museum at Washington DC, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, the Palais des Nations (United Nations’ headquarters building), Geneva, Switzerland, and Uijeongbu Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Artist Statement: When You send out Your breath, life is created, and the face of the earth is made beautiful and is renewed.(Psalm 104: 30)
My inspiration came from Psalm 104, which is a celebration of God the Creator and Sustainer of all things. I have appreciated it as the intricate web which connects all living creatures. My intention of creating artwork is to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of the beauty beyond reality, something sublime. It is imbuing artwork with a “spirit resonance” or vitality. The process of the work is a record of “breath” being transferred from the artist into the work.

bio: Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Shin-hee Chin received her BFA and MFA from Hong-Ik University. Shortly after, she immigrated to the United States with her husband and raised two kids while earning her MA in Fiber Arts from California State University at Long Beach. As an educator for 14 years, Chin has taught drawing, painting, color theory, and mixed media at Tabor College in Kansas. She was elected as Distinguished Faculty at Tabor College in 2008.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Textile Museum at Washington DC, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, the Palais des Nations (United Nations’ headquarters building), Geneva, Switzerland, and Uijeongbu Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Vision Divina:
1. Close your eyes, breathe, clear your mind, and ask God to enter into this time of prayer with you and to speak to you through the image. 
2. Open your eyes and look at the image. Let your eyes pause and focus on the part of the image that you are first drawn to. Gaze upon just that part of the image for a minute or two. Is there an emotion or word that speaks to you? Are there questions that come to mind? Then close your eyes, still seeing that part of the image in your mind. 
3. Open your eyes and now look upon the whole image. Is there an emotion or word that speaks to you?  Are there questions that come to mind? 
4. Close your eyes again and rest in God as long as you need to.
5. Open your eyes. While looking upon the image, respond to God. Pray through the words, images, emotions, questions, and thoughts that are now on your heart. Continue to look upon the image as you pray. 
6. Close your eyes and rest your eyes briefly.
7. Open your eyes and gaze again upon the image as you finish your prayer time. Reflect upon this prayer experience. Consider how you’ll take this into your life. You may choose to journal about your experience.
 

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