Artist Evelyn C. Lewis created this meditative video in response to Joshua 4:1-7.
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3 and command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night. 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: 5 and Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: 6 that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? 7 then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
Evelyn C. Lewis
The mystical relationship between the earth and a spiritual kingdom are like that between every human and his or her resurrected nature. This symbolism is investigated through rituals enacted using devotional objects. My work aims to contextualize American Christianity in a critical way, encouraging consideration for our unique historical perspective on what is to be worshiped and how.
Evelyn C. Lewis is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2014 from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.