After I learned that my friend Josey had been killed, I spent some reflective time mourning with watercolors in hand – a memorial to Josey’s artistic pursuits. The Arabic word stamped into the center of the flower is salaam, or peace. I think this image conveys an accurate first impression of weightiness for the subject matter of the book.
White butterflies show up in my life all the time. Maybe they do for everyone, but it’s just that I notice them. They make me stop and think of the Holy Spirit’s presence and role in my life. This image is a photogram of a Lebanese postage stamp. Instead of using a negative, the stamp was placed in the photographic enlarger in the darkroom, which produced an enlarged negative image. Later, I made a contact print, which resulted in this highly detailed positive image.