|"Herald of Change" 9 feet by 55 inches Kristen Gilje|
The Advent banner I've designed and painted for Puyallup United Methodist Church, Puyallup WA for this season was made to commemorate a woman, recently deceased, from the church.
For this piece I altered a design already used for another banner, "Summon Out What We Shall Be: Annunciation", adapting it for Advent. I wanted to include natural signs that Advent is here. These signs are the bright jewels of the winter constellations, the dark blue of the night sky, and the bright moon are all natural signs that Advent is here.. Especially on cold clear nights I am reminded we are in the season of waiting, anticipating, regrouping, in the creative dream space of long dark nights under blankets of snow.
Listen into the deep for the angel to awaken us to new change in these hinge times.