This piece was created in awareness for World Hunger Week. It explores the contrast in food availability, eating habits, and eating styles between Western countries and developing nations. A person’s most relevant needs are powerful dictators of how food is eaten, prepared, and shared. The masks were inspired by tribal masks, drawing on the global connection to each other and to the earth that we experience through food.
C.S. Lewis writes, “The Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” As I consider what it means to be blessed to live in abundance and what it means to live without, perhaps most importantly I consider how my hope for a restored earth changes how I live now. I am praying without ceasing, “Come, Lord Jesus, Come,” in recognition of the root of heaven here on earth.