Sarah Richards


Not Arrayed like One of These

On Display

June 1, 2002 – July 31, 2002


Auditorium Gallery, level 1

Not much more than a month ago, the tulips began to push their way through the cold barren ground. They always do. In Luke 12:27-28, Jesus Christ teaches:

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not: and yet I say unto you, that Soloman in all history was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven: how much more will he clothe you. O ye of little faith?”

After the tulips bloom, the other flowers, plants and trees begin to don their colors. They take their cue from the awakening tulips. Tulips are a sign of spring; they are a sign of rebirth. Their splendor begins the new season and encourages the rest of nature to join the celebration. Tulips are the beginning, the hope of things to come, and the reassurance there is indeed a God who loves us and provides for all our needs, leaving us uplifted and edified. Tulips are a significant reminder of rebirth, renewal, and hope of things to come. Red is the color which is a symbol of love, and even more specifically of the Savior’s love. It is His blood which makes our own rebirth and renewal possible, and which gives us the greatest hope of all.

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes it visible.” – Norma Jean Harris

This body of work explores the possibilities of expression with red tulips.

– Sarah Lee Richards