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Dust to Dust by Linda McCray

Dust to Dust by Linda McCray
 SOLD: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Permanent Collection
Acrylic paint, ash and sand from the River Jordan on floating wood panel, 6' x 9.5'

“The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday as ashes are imposed on the foreheads with the words ‘Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.’ Lent begins with a blunt reminder of our mortality and invites us to draw closer to Jesus, who leads us through death to life. In ‘Dust to Dust’ Linda McCray seeks to portray the journey of self-emptying – kenosis – as the emptiness that precedes grace. To capture the feeling of the void’s depth she uses the colour blue and the old masters’ use of glazes. Ash is used to create the black paint, which symbolizes dying to the old sinful ways in hopes of a spiritual rebirth centered on God.”


Rev. Dr. Edwin Searcy
Salt of the Earth: A Christian Seasons Calendar


"Although abstract, Linda McCray's work is rich in symbolism: that of color (the blue-black of the void and the purple of Lent) and of material, with ash and sand from Jerusalem affecting both color and texture."


Lois Huey-Heck, Author & Artist

The Christian Century,
Biweekly Magazine, 3/8/11

Lois co-authored The Spiritual of Art


Dust to Dust by Linda McCray Lent Installation
Dust to Dust by Linda McCray

Blessed Trinitiy Catholic Community
Fr. Ed Hislop, Pastor
Missoula, Montana
Dust to Dust by Linda McCray
Liturgical Art Exhibition
Rented for Lent
St. Paul's Newman Center
Fr. Rob Spaulding, Pastor
Laramie, Wyoming

St. Paul's Newman Center, Laramie, Wyoming, rented my traveling liturgical art exhibition for Lent. Dust to Dust served in the sanctuary through the Lenten season.

Their church building could not hold enough people for their Ash Wednesday's service. Several paintings were installed in the University of Wyoming's ballroom for their Ash Wednesday service.

I delivered and installed twice over 24 paintings for their Lenten liturgical art and environment.

Dust to Dust by Linda McCray


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