Act Well Thy Part
- Born 1974, Utah; Residing London
- 36 x 36 x 2 in.
- Handmade watercolor, ink, and gold leaf on paper
DeLong creates nine distinct drawings that represent the numbers 2 through 10 (the number of gold elements in each design). These drawings are arranged to form a magic square—a composition where the numbers in each row, column, and diagonal add up to the same number. Each shape is a different yet an indelible part of the whole. It is clear that individuals are unique, shaped by different circumstances, experiences, and choices. However, these differences yield individual offerings that are crucial to the good of the whole.
"While all are alike unto God, it often seems that what I have to offer the kingdom is not at all the same as what others might bring to the altar."