Isaiah 43 v 1 & 2
But now, this is what the LORD says - he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Background: Artist Mary Fleeson comments...'There is something very intimate about saying to someone you love, ‘You are mine’. It has an air of possessiveness and pride, dirty words in most civilised company and yet when it is said by someone who loves you unconditionally, someone who would always put your wellbeing first, someone who would die for you, then it is transformed into words of power and love because it carries no threat.
Many of the messages in Isaiah speak of God’s love for His children throughout time, we are all ‘Precious and honoured in [His] sight.’ (v.4) and we can know that whatever may come our way God will be with us. Note that Isaiah says ‘when’ you pass through the water and the fire, not ‘if’, God isn’t telling us that we can avoid the difficult, unpleasant and dangerous parts of living, just that He will not ask us to confront these trials alone.'
Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock
Background: Artist Mary Fleeson comments...'The design of ‘Journey’ was an experiment inspired by a manuscript at the British Library. The parchment I saw had been painted with a rich purple-red ink and the script was formed using gold ink which appeared coppery in colour. Therefore I formed my cross in a similar way and to achieve the layered textural depth effect I experimented with collage.
The working title for the piece was ‘Unknown Journey’, its layers representing C.S Lewis’ view of death as an ‘onward and upward’ journey to a better, brighter, more ‘real’ place.'
Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock.
My soul waits for the Lord,
More than those who watch for the morning,
More than those who watch for the morning.
Out of the depths I have cried to you, O Lord hear my voice.
With my whole heart I want to praise you, O Lord hear my voice.
If You Lord should mark iniquities
Who could stand?
Who could stand?
I will wait for the Lord, my soul waits
And in His word do I hope.
Based on Psalm 130 these words were written by Larry & Pearl Brick for a song called ‘I Will Wait’ on their 1989 album ‘See-through Servant’. Northumbria Community use the song in their Evening Prayer liturgy.
Printing and Sizing:
This item is 105mmX148mm and is printed on 300gsm gloss card stock. Each card is blank inside, has its title and copyright details on the back and is individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope.
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
King of endless Glory.
Background: I have always loved this refrain as it so joyous and bold! In the artwork I have shown aspects of the life of Christ, His baptism, teaching, sacrifice and upbringing (according the Jewish laws). There is also symbolism representing Gods' promises and attributes of Jesus.
Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.