“Invocation,” New Brunswick Theological Seminary Paintings

Location:

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Completed:

2019

Description:

The paintings on silk for the Gregg Mast Chapel reflect his vision of the “thin spaces” existing in this chapel, and the vision of Micah McCreary of “taking the Light out into the cities of the world.” The two main paintings focus on the theme of the Holy Spirit and incorporate the logo and colors of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as well as those of the liturgical seasons. The six paintings suspended from the beams express the six liturgical seasons of Pentecost, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter. While the colors reflect the seminary vision and environment, they are diverse and welcoming.

I enjoyed the vision exploration in the chapel with Micah McCreary, Andrew Wymer, Faye Taylor and Beth LaNeel Tanner. The finished pieces incorporate the ideas expressed of liturgy, diversity, and harmony. As I began the painting, it came to me in a contemplative meditation that I needed to start with the six seasons as spiritual preparation to paint the two larger works. While creating this artwork, I was drawn to pray for both inner and outer peace. May peace prevail on earth and in our hearts. Dr. Micah McCreary, President
Dr. Andrew Wymer, Director of the Chapel
Juanita Yoder

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Project Team:

Dr. Micah McCreary, President
Dr. Andrew Wymer, Director of the Chapel
Juanita Yoder

Member Information