Now it's time for the answer to yesterday's guessing game photo. This is a wall hanging by artist Devorah Sperber, and I found it hanging in a museum. The artist likes to use everyday objects like marker caps and thread spools to make things that look like only texture and color up close. But from a distance, you can see it is something very familiar. She is fascinated with the way we see things. This is a can of Campbells soup made from 1,292 thread spools. It was hanging upside down, and you had to look through the little viewing glass in the picture, which made it upright. But when I took my pictures, they came out upright in my camera. How very strange. Did you know that when you look at something, the image is formed upside down on your retina? It needs your brain to flip it around. This reminds me of a book my husband read called The Upside Down Kingdom. That would be the kingdom of Jesus, which is completely upside down from what the world wants. We prize success, luxuries, money and good looks. Jesus was just the opposite. I think he would have liked this artwork. And he may have even liked tomato soup.
"...whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave - just as the Son Of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:26
"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:29