TS14: Nadine Seymour-Munroe
“After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:5
1. What was the inspiration behind your water-themed artwork for Transforming Spaces 2014?
The inspiration behind my theme is spiritual.
One of the reasons Jesus washed his disciples’ feet was to show his willingness to take on the work of the last and the least. By doing this he emptied himself, taking on the form of a servant. We are our brothers’ keepers! I believe we are here to serve each other, the world has become selfish hence crime is everywhere.
Every leader, in every aspect, should have the heart of a servant, unfortunately due to selfish motives it has become the opposite, they have taken advantage of the people who have empowered them.
No servantship or love is displayed.
My goal is to have leaders partner with me in the washing of feet so that the nation can see that they are called to be servants of the people.
2. What was your biggest challenge, joy or learning experience in creating your piece for this project?
My challenge, so far, is convincing people to participate in the washing of their feet. Many people are conscious of how their feet look but for me the concept is more important. I don’t care how ugly you think your feet are, or how dirty they may be. I am here to serve.
3. Words of wisdom… a motto, favorite quote?
“People need your love the most when they appear to deserve it he least” John Harrigan
“There is no Place like Hope” Kobi Yamada
Nadine Seymour-Munroe (born 1975, Nassau, Bahamas) received her Associate in Arts from The College of The Bahamas and Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting / Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997.
At RISD she was awarded the Florence Leif Award for most outstanding graduate in painting. She further achieved her Masters degree in Education and conferred with honors.