A remarkable artistic accomplishment by Grace Brethren International Missions appointee Deb Hocking (pictured) has been completed and is on display around the circumference of the front lobby of the GBIM headquarters on College Avenue in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Here are some statistics on the mural, taken from the blog of Jay and Deb Hocking at http://www.jaborah.com/
• It’s painted with oil paints, mostly with palette knives, although the faces were done with brushes
• About 74ft long, by 3 ft high – 212sq ft
• took just a little over 500 hours to complete
• The river of shapes that runs through the painting represents the Spirit of God, which unites all believers around the world. The river’s patterns represent the various cultures, and how one Spirit of God is demonstrated in different ways through many cultures.
To scroll through the entire mural, click on http://www.chateaustalbain.com/mural.html
Deb and Jay are just about finished with their support-raising phase and will soon be departing for France, where they will resume an earlier ministry of managing the chateau there and preparing to transition the chateau into French leadership.