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Thursday, 11 March 2021 16:53

Becoming an Artist Missionary: Jin's Story Part Four

Written by Wenjin Wang
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On Tuesday, we learned about how the Lord continued to work in Jin's life after Incarnate, and we heard the beginning of how she has continued to work on her art during the pandemic. Today, we get to see up close what Jin has been working on during COVID - and it involves toilet paper! Enjoy Jin's words and artwork below and take in her God-honoring creativity. 

 The End: The Toilet Paper Call

An alternative approach to ‘the end.’

The end can be beautiful if you hold on to the true hope. Going through the end means going from darkness to light.

In the end, His glory prevails.

How Do I Create with Toilet Paper? 

Whenever it comes to the end of the roll, I take a pause to observe, to let the meaning and representation of the end sink in. I notice that the natural folding of each roll end is unique. Some are actually rather beautiful. So, I keep the original and unique foldings of ‘the end,’ but communicate something different on top. 

My conceptual art is primarily an idea, a symbol and a conversational platform. It frames my observations in a minimalistic form to single out the issue and to cause awareness. Written words and humour are my main ingredients to form artwork we can laugh at and ponder. 

My watercolour paintings catch the buzz to propose the alternative —— an inoffensive beautiful opinion.

1. The End is Beautiful 

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2. The End, Written in the Beginning

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3. The End, Not the Ending 

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4. Emergency Only 

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Check back next week for one final article from Jin, including a special video in which she talks about her story. To learn more about applying for Incarnate 2022, please visit the Incarnate page of our website. 

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