I'm comparing the length of the song to the flight of a paper airplane, and comparing the direction of my heart towards God to the child-like expression of delivering, in the form of a paper airplane, the admiration God deserves. I enjoy this expression of worship through song and image.
Visually these paper airplanes will exist in varied forms of use. One paper airplane may be clean and crisp; sharp and new; but others could be well used, tossed up, and flown several times over. The history of their flight path crashing into the window, wall, chair, or floor reveals itself through bent edges and crinkled tips. They are evidence revealing the temporal quality of a song touching the eternity in our hearts. They are the evidence, through metaphor, of an attempt to connect with the eternal. In the process we discover our own identity. "He has also put eternity in their hearts..." Ecclesiastes 3:11
These old songs are rich with theology, rich with love and truth. Each drawing is presented as solemn, symmetrical and very iconic and it's presentation is framed ornately but as white as possible for the purity of what they stand for.
- Craig Hawkins
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