When I read "Redeeming Grace"
I was flooded with mental and emotional imagery. The changing moods of the
water and the sky stirred my temperate heart. The repeated imagery of the
willow, the birds and the sky spoke to my spiritual nature.
the art for this book cover was an emotional exploration for me. How could I
show Grace's desire to forgive the passions of her father and the failings of
her husband, while holding them responsible for their deeds? How could I make
visible Otto's need for forgiveness? How could I represent the sweeping power
of fear and longing and hope that grows out of that thing called "family"? What
is the relationship between Father and father, Mother and mothering? What is
the role of spirit in our lives? How are imagery of the Cross and the Tree of
Life related? And, ultimately, how could I show that, through Grace comes
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