Gordon-Conwell Christmas: Library Style

thumbnail of mosaicEach year the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary staff have a Christmas door decorating contest. This year, Goddard Library entered with a large, door-sized mosaic of theological book covers depicting Mary, Joseph and Jesus.

The images of book covers were gleaned from my own library on LibraryThing.

The images were then compiled into a photo mosaic using the free program, AndreaMosaic.

The original artwork is titled “Prince of Peace (2)” by Hanna-Cheriyan Varghese, an artist in Malaysia (see thumbnail below).

Many thanks to Hanna for permission to use her artwork. I have enjoyed her work for some time, as she envisions the biblical text with a non-Western Christian’s imagination.

Update: The library’s door won third place (as judged by an independent panel of employees), but we won the all-seminary community vote. Because of this we get to pick the cookies of our choice to be baked for the library staff. Yum!