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Reconciliation on Wheels

Reconciliation (noun) /ˌrek.ənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/:The process of making two opposite beliefs, ideas or situations agree.

(A three-minute read – part of a year-long series on the Ministry of Reconciliation)

There’s an Art Van in my neighborhood. You know about Art Cars, right? The ‘Cartist’ will modify the vehicle in a unique artistic way. To inform, entertain or for personal expression.

My local art car represents Reconciliation on Wheels. The owner may not have conceived of it that way, but it’s there. Can you see it in the VanRogue rules below?

ArtVan instructions

Taggers may consider themselves free to make art wherever they wish: on private buildings, rights of way, bridge abutments or postal boxes. But they also need to be responsible for defacing property.

ArtVan gives them a safe place to ply their trade and be artists – without being vandals.

Can you dig it? The vehicle is sacrificed as a canvas so other private property can be respected.

Art Van

I can be an artist without being a criminal.

Art Van

Graffiti is seen as a £100 million challenge here in London.

Art Van

So – this is one small step for a van, one giant leap…

Art Van

In the end, artists just want to be loved.

Art Van

Don’t they?

Reconciliation is always present. We just need to look closely.

Pattern Recognition

Pay attention to the detail

“…‘Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? “

Always look up

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help?” Psalm 121:1

Walking in clouds

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”