Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.— Jas 5:16 (NABRE)
Below is “The Wall.” We call it “The Wall” because we have seen restaurants in cities that had whole walls covered in caricatures. The Wall is for our “Pray4” caricatures (we periodically archive caricatures and add new ones).
The little caricatures we draw are actually prayers. Really!
As we draw a person, we also quietly pray for them. We let the Holy Spirit speak to us about possible spiritual or physical needs the person might have. Of course, we do not include any of that in the text, but prayer is present!
When you visit our site to view the caricatures, you should join us in prayer. Enjoy the artwork — the shapes and colors, and even, the technique. Of course, feel free to share a caricature or two with your friends or on social media. And invite them to pray also.
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THE CHALLENGE …
Caricature can be cruel. It can be brutal! That’s because it relies heavily on exaggeration. That’s our challenge with caricatures on the “Pray4” Wall.
We do not draw caricatures to be cruel to people. To the contrary, we draw to love them. So we walk a tightrope between “portrait” and “exaggeration” when we work.
We try to get the shapes and proportions (generally) right. And then we go to work exaggerating. We might enlarge some part of the person’s features and diminish other parts. We might bring some features closer together or further apart than reality. But in general, we try to keep the subject very recognizable and never seek to injure our subjects in any way.
Pray for us as we draw people! Ask God to show us how to answer the “challenge” with every person we draw.
LOOKING AHEAD …
For now, we are limiting caricatures on The Wall to priests, deacons, religious (brothers and sisters), seminarians, Catholic media personalities, and lay people serving on staffs in dioceses and parishes. We are happy, however, to do caricatures for individuals and groups not on the list above.
SPECIAL REQUESTS …
If you have a special request for a caricature, we will consider it, based upon available time. Please use the CONTACT page to communicate with us.