Thesis Exhibitions (2023-2024) > Emma Oehler

Artist Statement
I believe it is important for us all to spend time with our creator every day. Though many of us start out our days intending to do so, we often find ourselves making excuses or putting it at the bottom of our list of priorities.

In the Bible, there is a story in which a type of bread called manna rained from heaven every day for 40 years. The Israelites were told to collect
and eat only as much manna as they needed for one day, without trying to save any for the next day. Anything that they didn't eat the day before would grow moldy. This was a way for the
Israelites to show their faith that God would continue to provide for them. Just as the Israelites went out every day to collect their daily bread, Jesus tells us to pray for our daily bread so that we would stay dependent on him and to "feed" our souls with his words. I named this business after this story as a reminder that we should go out and "collect" our daily bread, making spending time with Jesus as much of a habit as your morning cup of coffee.

There are three words that encompass the environment this business strives to create. My desire is that this space would be a safe place to recharge, reconnect, and revive one's soul. One can recharge with some caffeine, reconnect with an old friend over a bite to eat, and find revival walking through the greenhouse or sitting down for some quiet time with their Bible. The designs I created, for this business were carefully made with these goals in mind.