Modern Desert: Creating a Lenten Psalter Together, (2018)

A collaboration between Connor Walden and Bothell UMC

Industrial copier, filing cabinet, copies, weekly devotionals, and Psalter



At the end of the 2018 Lenten Season, Bothell UMC wrote 55 personal Psalms that were then bound together into a Psalter. These psalms ranged from poems to stories to drawings expressing to God or to themselves or to their loved ones about topics such as anger, lamentation, thanksgiving, and more. Connor Walden facilitated contemplative writing workshops throughout this exhibition to encourage and support the writing of the psalms. Each week, the chairs of the chapel we rearranged according to the topic, instrumental music was played, names were shared, and guided writing sessions commenced.