Making Space for Us

Making Space for Us

Michelle Franzoni Thorley
Country
Born 1983, Utah; Residing Utah
Dimensions
42 x 56 x 3 in.
Medium
Oil

Christ emerges from a brilliant floral arch. He is surrounded by blooming cacti in a serene desert landscape. "This is how I see Jesus," writes Thorley, believing the Savior to be just as eager to come to her as she is to Him. "He is in the hot pink bougainvillea of Mexico. His robes are the color of the earth. His skin is the color of the earth. His feet are the color of the earth."

"He will make a space for me, even in the desert of my life, and the cactus will bloom and the butterflies will be there to encourage me to continue to become the best version of myself."