So, I have started a new painting. It seems like this is going to be a nice companion to “Threshold” and one that I have been thinking of this painting for about a year. As you can read in the previous post about the sweater and scarf, there is this sense of the transformation – from one expression of a garment to another… or from one form of the church to another. While Threshold holds many layers of meaning for me, it represents the Imago Dei – the Image of God in each of us, using yours truly as the model. Just as St Francis stripped himself of his clothes – his covering that represented the security of his earthly father’s house and everything familiar – his clothing was replaced with a simple robe, something that was much more useful for his new way of life.