In this artwork, a student has lightly sketched and painted an image of a baby - the baby Jesus inspired by Luke 2:1-20, the Gospel verses describing the birth of Jesus. If you look carefully, the outline of the baby's face and wrap are the actual words from Luke 2:1-20.
How did they do it? Follow the steps below
With thanks to Mr Daniel Petrie and staff and students from St Leo's Catholic College for this great idea and examples of Biblical Micography.
Step 1: Select a Bible verse
Do you have a favourite passage, verse or saying from the Bible? It might be something you've studied in class or heard read in Mass. It might be an account of the creation of the world, a story about Abraham, Moses or King David; it may be a Psalm or Proverb or a story about Jesus one of his parables; it might be a story from the travels of St Paul or a text from one of his letters.
You might wish to Google, 'most popular' or 'most famous' or 'most read' Bible verses and select one that speaks to you.
Think about what those words from the Bible might mean. What do they tell us about the world, about us, about other people and how we should act towards one another?
Step 2: Imagine
'Chew' the words over slowly in your imagination. What image or images do you see with your 'mind's eye'?
Some other examples of Biblical Micography from St Leo's staff and students