“It was the first time I realized that painting could capture the Word of God, speak into people’s lives and give me the opportunity to share my faith.”

Janice T. (Alliance & Short-term team member)


Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
This blog is a place to read those stories, giving you a glimpse into how the Lord is using the arts around the world.
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:20

A Metaphor of Water

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This week, we caught up with another Incarnate alum - Heidi Salzwedel! Read more about her work below. 

Inspired by a dream while in the Netherlands for the Incarnate placement, these artworks by Heidi Salzwedel deal with place, history and spirituality through the lens of two towns that share the same name. The two locations are the tourist town of Delft in Holland and the notoriously dangerous Delft in the Western Cape of South Africa. 

While they appear on the surface to stand on opposite ends of a spectrum socially, politically and geographically, Heidi uses the metaphor of water to ask questions about the imminent proximity of spiritual fulfillment in both. To see the full exhibition, visit www.40stones.org

Based in Cape Town, Heidi Salzwedel is a practicing artist and an Art and Design educator. She has exhibited regularly with 40 Stones, a faith-based visual arts collective/network. Heidi attended Incarnate in 2016 and recently took part in the Incarnate Leadership Workshop.