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Kirsten Malcolm Berry

My work combines text from the Greek New Testament with configurations of repeated shapes.  This use of pattern reflects my lifelong attraction to indigenous art forms. While the New Testament is the source of my subject matter, I continue to discover Hebrew Bible antecedents behind the New Testament verses I illustrate.  An example of this is my piece on resurrection, based on 1 Corinthians 15:42, “… what is raised is imperishable.” As I worked on my depiction, I found a parallel Hebrew Bible reference on resurrection that also shaped my portrayal: “Your dead shall live, their corpses shall rise…” (Isaiah 26:19)  I paint to give visual expression to the beauty, hope, and mystery of Biblical themes like this.

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