Shannon Johnston
Now and Not Yet
With a plastic Easter egg we are given hope, but we have to wait for what is inside that has been promised. This is the heart of Easter, not the chocolate, but hope and promise. As believers we were paid for with the work of Jesus we celebrate at Easter. This is the hope we have and the promise we have been given. However, we still have to wait for our “good stuff” which is heaven. Easter is the here and now of Jesus in our salvation, with the promise of more to come.

My work often exists within a “veranda space.” These are spaces that are often intentionally developed in architecture as a reprieve. They are places of comfort and relaxation. It is an inviting space, yet does not require. Other spaces in a building come with expectations and/or requirements. By placing my work in the windows the viewer is given the option of engaging it through the glass or by coming into the space. It is my desire that the work invites you in and give place for reprieve mimicking what the grace of the cross does.

This installation was commissioned for churchfreo, South Fremantle, Western Australia and was presented in conjunction with the Easter services and celebration there.