The woodblock image here was created for a new book coming out from InterVarsity Press titled Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation. I have included the final sketch that was approved before the block was cut. Creating art for books and magazines is a very different process than how the majority of my art is created. In some ways it feels more relational. I have to work with a client in order to stay within their specific needs for that project. It can be humbling and difficult to make work but it also feels good to serve in this way.
I was particularly inspired by this book for the way its subject matter reaches into an important part of our families journey over the past six years. We have created a micro urban farm here on our city lot out of a desire to get more connected with the land. We want to be more involved with where our food comes from and in the process we have become more connected with God because the land and all of nature is after all his handiwork.