"Peace in Context"- Esther Watson
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For me, this piece is about what cannot be seen – what is outside the frame.
The first time I saw a wheat field, it stretched away to the mountains, rustling under the barest hint of a breeze. It was a beautiful view. However, being there with friends, the excitement of being on a road trip together hanging in the air, was what brought the sense of peace home.
During its creation, the drawing traveled with me. I worked on it while I listened to the Bible being read and while I visited my parents. It was finally completed in a close friends’ living room surrounded by people I consider my adopted family.
And so, when I look at this image, the drawing itself is just a back drop or a symbol for a varied patchwork of people and places that God has graciously scattered in my life to help me, and hopefully others through me, create peace in life.