Grace Carol Bomer's concern is the human condition surprised by the grace of God. Her paintings reference the Word of God and His creation which daily "pours forth speech" (Psalm 19). Photographs and text are collaged into her paintings to introduce motifs and metaphors, a varied vocabulary and space which become integral to her layered mark making. Her love of the physicality of paint and her spontaneous process creates abstract paintings rich with themes of pilgrimage, love, and sacrifice. The pairing of text and image not only creates a dynamic spatial relationship with the whole, but supports her belief that all things hold together in Christ, who is the Word of God and Image of God. It allows the viewer to glimpse the mystery and transcendence of an eternally relevant story.
Ready for Love, is currently showing April - May, 2013 in Boadilla, Spain, organized by curator Maria Tarruella. The invitational exhibit ARTE-FE was shown at its inaugural exhibit in Madrid during the World Youth Rally, Aug 2011. Since then it has travelled to four cities including Lisbon, Portugal.
Ready for Love refers to God's "grace-covering," for His people from all races and nations. " 'I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew up and developed and became the most beautiful of jewels. Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, you who were naked and bare. Later, I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn vow and you became mine,' declares the Lord God" (Ezekiel 16:7-8).