Our Daily Bread

Updated: Oct 17, 2021

The words "our daily bread" are often used to convey the crucial idea of daily provision of basic needs. They originate from the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray and they are just as relevant today as they were when he first coined the phrase.

For some unknown reason, one of my daughters had amassed a whole bottle full of plastic clip from bread bags. The fact that she'd had no difficulty gathering up so many so quickly inspired me to do a little series of monotypes entitled Our Daily Bread. What started out for me as an experiment with bits of plastic that could be inked and etched turned into a celebration of God's goodness to us as a family in providing for our daily needs.

'Our Daily Bread' #1-5, monotypes,

In terms of process, I experimented with different ways of inking and wiping the clips and different ways of creating interesting tonal contrasts. There are still hundreds of clips and there is still room for lots more concept development and experimentation. Watch this space ...but don't hold your breath!


‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God' (Matthew 4:4).

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