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Abundance is For Everyone

Abundance is For Everyone/ acrylic, cut paper, pen, photoshop editing/ Jennifer Neal/ copyright 2015

I did this art for a Thanksgiving Eve Service and wrote an explanation/meditation for it.

Abundance is for Everyone was inspired by a French fashion show designed by Raf Simons, the head of the House of Dior in Paris. The venue was an old French mansion that was a bit run down. Instead of slapping on some fresh paint he covered every wall, inside and out, from floor to ceiling, in fresh flowers. The perfume of the house was noticeable from several blocks away. It was a stunning statement of beauty and abundance that has stayed with me since I saw it in a documentary last summer. Abundance is for everyone. That is the stunning promise of Christ. It can be a shocking, and even offensive statement depending on who you are and where you are in the world and what’s going on that you may or may not be thankful for. But it is a statement of hope that like a house overflowing with fresh, blooming beauty, should catch our attention even if we can’t yet see it right in front of us.