For more than two decades, my art practice was focused on the creation of commissioned projects for use in worship settings. I savored these experiences to work with congregations, regional judicatories, and denominational bodies, and I am grateful for these manifold opportunities to engage the breadth of God’s church.
My only regret was that the costliness of the materials used and the labor intensity of the processes employed meant that those commissions were largely limited to church expressions with the financial resources to afford them. I often longed to make my work more broadly accessible.
I initially transitioned my practice to the development of digital designs for commercial printing onto fabrics, which I then used to create commissioned projects at a lower price point. With these banner collections, I transitioned my practice to an even more accessible price point by making my digital designs available as print-on-demand fabrics in semi-custom sizes for purchases to use to create the finished banners – a marvelous collaboration between artist/designer and members of each faith community!
Now, in celebration of my shift to “retired” status, I have dramatically cut the prices for each of these banner collections so that they are accessible to an even broader circle. In my experience, nearly every faith community is gifted by at least a few persons with the basic sewing skills needed to transform these fabrics into beautiful banners. I encourage you to use this RESOURCE as assurance that your community possesses the ability to embrace this opportunity to create beautiful visual art to enrich your community’s worship.