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new Sophia drawing “LEAP”

Our young courageous Sophia continues her journey towards her independence and wisdom. She’s taken the leap. All she has is a rope connected to Something above. Her desperation, her tenacity, her wildness… these are all interpreted by some as her being irrational. But she understands that sometimes drastic times require drastic measures. It’s all or nothing.

This is drawn with pen and ink and graphite pencil on Arches 300lb. hotpress acid-free rag, measuring 8″x10″ (20cm x 25cm). 

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About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • http://manlytheology.com Jason Barr

    David, I love the series so far, and I absolutely adore this one. A rope connected to… something. Isn’t that how we all feel much of the time?

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    thanks Jason. yep. most the time.

  • http://celticpaisley.blogspot.com/ celticpaisley

    I was anxious to see Sophia this morning. Yes!

  • Amy

    Oh boy… I so so know how this feels!

    Really fantastic!

  • http://theprodigalprophet.com Dylan Morrison Author

    Existentialist Bungy Jumping – just what an old Irish Yeshua mystical author like me loves!

  • http://ChroniclesofaChristianHeretic.blogspot.com Sandra

    love it.

  • http://dmergent.org/2011/07/12/reclaiming-the-issues/ Doug Sloan

    What is interesting and appealing is that Sophia is jumping naked into the wilderness – no parachute, no leather jumpsuit, no crash helmet, no gloves, no instrumentation, no backpack, no food, no water, no maps, no compass or GPS – nothing that back at the place she left, she would be told she absolutely needed for safety and survival and success. (It is interesting to note that their suggestions in their time and place would be completely rational and completely justifiable by experience and science.) She is entering the wilderness in much the same way as did Jesus and not the Israelites. Makes one wonder what temptations will she face and what questions will she have to answer and who will she meet and with what purpose will Sophia exit the wilderness?

  • http://thepreacherlady.wordpress.com The Preacher Lady

  • Kristi

    Always an inspiration, Sophia. I love her sober dare to take on each next step. This one is a favorite, David.

  • http://thoughts-brigitte.blogspot.com Brigitte

    It makes me think of all the girlfriends I have that have gone out jumping out of airplanes or bungee jumping at West Edmonton Mall or where ever.

    I’m not going to try it. Life has enough situations like that we can’t escape. The cord is God’s word.


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