Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Art

I love this picture.  The same theme is represented all throughout the halls of St. Jude.  I wish I knew who painted it so I could give him/her credit.  I have looked at it for months now and it never spoke to me until this past week.  This particular painting was hanging right outside of Lucy's door.  I looked at it every, single day.  It is so powerful.  What does it say to you?  I will post tomorrow with my interpretation. 


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28 comments:

  1. Healing... It represents things getting better in the end. If you look at the heads, they start off with a break, move into healing, and then into healed.

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  2. Well, at first I see something broken become made whole again. This is pretty "obvious" to me, but then as I look at it deeper it seems to be saying so much more... First, the colors in the first panel are VERY defined. There is a distinct "left" and "right," for lack of a better phrase. The colors don't necessarily clash, but they are almost opposite. The second panel shows the line between them becoming blurred, and then the final panel shows how the "left and right" have made something even more beautiful that either side alone.

    Upon looking even deeper at it, I see that the first panel shows the girl standing very erect and very stiff - almost uncomfortably so. The next panel, during the transformation phase, shows some movement - some shifting of the feet. The third panel, though, shows her dancing... :-)

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  3. I see the stages of healing. From broken to whole.

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  4. Come broken & sick, leave healthy & strong...same as with God, we come to Him broken, sick, weak, etc. and He makes us strong and whole.

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  5. I rather like that painting as well. To me, it represents healing. You're fixed, but never the same. Maybe it's you accepting the good and the bad, the past and future to become a new normal. But still beautiful.

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  6. It is perfect for St. Jude! It says so much to me. Broken child healed and growing again. The melding of lives represented by the colors blending thru the paintings. It takes so many lives and hearts and hands to heal a little life and to hold up the entire family in the process. Those lives can't help but become a permanent part of each child. We are still Praying daily for you and Lucy!

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  7. I like it too. The first picture is broken/sick, second picture is in the process of healing, and the third is WELL, healed, whole, happy, alive, and rejoicing! Praying that Lucy will be the third picture very soon!!!

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  8. It says to me that she came there broken, but with the help of St. Jude, and the Good Lord up above she became whole again. That picture is about to become reality for Little Lucy and your entire family.Paryaing each and everyday for you guys. God Bless You! Daphne McKnatt

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  9. Photo interpretation, photo 1: broken, day 1 in St. Jude; photo 2, semi-healed--treatment; photo 3: going home a healed child of God!

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  10. It all comes together in the end.

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  11. Wow...what a great picture!!

    To me, it is a sign of a healing child, exactly what He is doing for Lucy!

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  12. I see healing. In the first image the woman is broken all the way down, beginning at her head and going down to her feet. In the second image the healing has begun -- her head is still cracked but her body is changing and become more "one". Then the last image is complete healing. :)

    Continuing prayers for you all, from Northern Virginia.

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  13. As in all the other comments,my first thought was broken to whole...sick child in the phases of being healed and mended by the love and care of doctors and nurses and the Grace & Power of God. Beautiful. God Bless You Kate, and your lovely family. You are in my thoughts almost constantly. Lucy's beautiful face is an impression in my mind. Go-Lucy-Go!
    --Your friend in God from Michigan

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  14. broken to whole
    sick to healed
    Amazing

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  15. love the feet! what a powerful picture!

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  16. I think the painting may be done by Memphis artist Tricia Franklin. Not absolutely sure, but she has donated several pieces to St. Jude. It is a very deep and meaningful piece. I continue to pray that Lucy will be completely healed and your family whole again very soon!

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  17. Yep, I agree all the others. The first little girl is broken and sick. The second little girl, like Lucy, is still sick but in the process of being made well. And the third little girl, whom Lucy is on her way to be, is completely well and whole and happy! What a great picture! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Looks like a healing child. What cool pics.
    Sandy
    www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com

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  19. It reminds me of body cells. In the beginning they seem sick. In the end they are bigger and have the outer circle. From broken to whole.

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  20. I see a progression of healing. Shown in the body but also representative of the spirit. Lifting you up in prayer in the Netherlands.

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  21. I also believe maybe the middle picture with her legs apart show that the "middle" part of the treatment may be the hardest. She needs support more than ever.....and then in the end, she is able to rest.....it is a beautiful depiction of healing .....and God's grace.

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  22. I do see the healing aspect of it but it also looks like it's merging of two different forms...maybe your past life, and your current life merging to create your new life (as well as a healed life)? The merger of the two halves are more outstanding to me than the healing process.

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  23. Too means it says healing - but more than healing being made whole. Healing of body and spirit.

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  24. look at the colors and circles on the dress. It starts out as different colors and weak colors on the circles. By the third picture the colors are stronger and the circles have rings around them. Maybe it symbolizes the body. How weak Lucy's body is...by the end of treatment her body will be strong, vibrant and full of color, just like those circles with the rings around them.

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  25. The first picture seems to represent diagnosis time. The body is not whole. The stance is fearfull with the feet close together, like they are trying to disappear and not hear the diagnosis.
    The second picture has a fight stance. The person is in the midst of fighting their diagnosis and the treatments ARE working as the body shows signs of healing.
    The last has a relaxed, carefree stance to it. The body is whole. The dress is completely different and has a celebration look to it. It is time to go forward with the new!

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  26. Funny, I didn't even notice the feet until someone commented on them. lol... The last one looks like a dancer's position. She has been healed and is dancing in gratitude. :)

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