January 1, 2008

Playing With Fire

The piece I chose to write about from the “Didn't Your Mother Teach You Not to Play with Fire?� exhibition is “Cleanliness is Godliness� by Joseph Herrick. The piece is a beautifully constructed and realistic looking mop made of iron leaving a trail of dirty water behind it. How I interpreted the piece was that, as we move along in our lives, we mess up and sin and that resembles the dirty water. When we ask God for forgiveness, however, all that dirty water can be washed clean due to his grace. I enjoyed how the piece gives a feel of movement just like our lives are continually moving.