Each 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!
If my library were to be incarnated as a creature such as myself, this is what it would look like.
Image courtesy of LibraryThing, AndreaMosaic, and my library.
See LibraryThing post.
See 4:14‘s tutorial.