Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Art Gallery Support Facility
Location Notes:
AGS; Accession File

"The First Time I Thought I Might Not Want It"

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.38.1b
Artist:
Maria McKee
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Written Essay
Date:
2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11" Width: 8.5"
Description:
Printed written work written by Maria McKee. Used as an inspiration by a metals art student to create a piece of jewelry.
Historical Context:
"I cried and tried to pray, but I don't know if I ever believed that I'd get through to someone. It felt like I wasn't trying hard enough, like I couldn't compare to the outspoken cries and raised hands of gratitude that surrounded me. I cried because I needed someone to listen but felt like I wasn't good enough to be heard. I craved the moment people testify about, where God swoops in to save them, his voice breaking down the spiritual wall our demons build in our hearts and rupturing eardrums with the promise that death will be the best moment of our lives. Finally, meeting the creator." Excerpt from "The First Time I Thought I Might Not Want It, Written by Maria McKee