Art major Elaine Alpers currently studying at the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, created this series of drawings entitled Matthew 10:29-31.
The work is inspired by the verse which reads, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
“It’s a mixed media piece of birds drawn with charcoal on burned wood,” said Elaine. The burned wood represents illness and death, and the image of a bird in flight represents new life and hope.”
The piece won People’s Choice Award at the Avera McKennan Employee and Family Art Show.