Seven days of work make one week

Seven days of work make one week November 14, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling the exhibit for your own church, school, or workplace, and to see the other images from the exhibit (there are 28 in all.)  Today’s featured work is:

Week
Doris Hutton Auxier (Fort Langley, BC, Canada)
Acrylic and mixed media on linen
2010
24” x 24” x 1.5”

Doris Auxier’s Week presents a grid of squares that map the six days of work and one day of rest. Clusters of tiny circles representing rain suggest the presence of God. The playful dots comingling in the field of space with the laborers confer a divine conversation during the laborer’s workweek. The Apostle Paul refers to the mystery of this divine and human collaboration, “To this end I labor, struggling with all [Christ’s] energy which so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:29

Auxier, Doris-Week

Previous posts in this series:

  1. Can work ever be good news?
  2. God works slowly
  3. Joy to the (working) world

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