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art & poetry integrations

A reader from British Columbia described Lorenda's poetry as 

"...intriguing, insightful, thought provoking..."

Featured at the Third Chair Gallery, St. Catharines ON CANADA

"...a unique and harmonious blending of words and imagery..."

A fellow poet from Niagara

Above the Clouds

B'reshith - In the Beginning

B'reshith is the Hebrew word for Genesis, meaning "in the beginning". While slowly recovering from a Coronavirus, I drafted this collection of poems inspired by Genesis 1-3 at the beginning of 2020.


In 1902, artist George Watts spoke of his painting "Sower of the Systems": “My attempts at giving utterance and form to my ideas are like the child's design, who, "being asked. . . to draw God, made a great number of circular scribbles, and. . .struck his pencil through the center, making a great void. This is utterly absurd as a picture, but there is a greater idea in it than in Michelangelo’s old man with a white beard.”  This is how I attempt to express insights I discover - things about God while studying His Word, reflecting on who He is. I offer you my messy scribbles, star-struck words, and glued-in pictures about an ineffable powerful, knowing, and loving Creator.

8" x 8" Forty full-colour pages. Leather-bound. Limited edition.


$30.00 ea. 

B'reshith Front page.jpeg

Tangled Garland Press is offering a limited edition poetry book featuring poetry and imagery by Lorenda Harder in The Wounded Christ.

The Wounded Christ immediately pulls us into a world of reflection and thoughtfulness with its unique integration of words with images. This poet-artist interacts with the reader-viewer with both intuitive expressions and Bible-focused applications. This rich compilation of selected paintings, photos, and poetry reveal Christ’s trauma and our healing, the Spirit’s guidance and our comfort, and the Father’s mercy leading to our celebration of grace.

8" x 8" Forty full-colour pages. Leather-bound.


$30.00 ea

The Wounded Christ


_the mending branch_ is a collection of contemporary blank and free verse, traditional poems and excerpts, visual inspirations, and #thoughts. This unique integrated visual-verbal art form shows snippets of the author’s healing journey and celebrates the desire and ability God has to mend each one of our broken hearts with both truth and tenderness. The creative and poignant expression through dozens of poems and photos offers countless opportunities on which to reflect and meditate. This leather-bound was a limited edition, hand-signed and numbered by the author. 

In addition to the book, Lorenda also included for each recipient her original sketch of a budding branch.


the mending branch


the mending branch

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