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"The Other Side" Custom Botanical Sculpture by Kathleen Joy

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

"And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes." - John 21:6

In this season of my life, this scripture is one I've contemplated often. I have many areas of my life shifting. I feel like I'm looking for that path that will lead to all I've dreamed of in my heart. I have done things many ways, trying to find that path. But I know there is one way to do it that will finally open everything up to my destiny.

I am fascinated at the simplicity of the sculpture that they were fishing long and hard, but when Jesus said to try the right side specifically, and in his timing, they couldn't hold what they caught alone. My prayer has been to hear precisely where to cast my net have the impact I dream of.

I really loved creating this piece. This botanical wall hanging sculpture was celebrating the beauty of wood. I commissioned this piece from a wood working artist, specifying EXACTLY my vision for the piece in how I wanted it to be as a whole. I am so happy with this collaborative work.

This particular moss artwork was a unique opportunity to really make the wood grain shine....literally! I delicately applied REAL GOLD leafing to the surface of the wood, tracing the wood grain shapes and textures. I get so happy every time I look at the contrast of the shimmering grain and the red wood. All popping against the deep greens of the moss. I am so inspired by the gold leaf against the wood and the lush moss. I am sure I will find ways to incorporate gold again in my future works. Thus far, it is my crowning glory.

--- music by: Josh Crawford - Musician website:

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