“Reliance (sinners and saints)” is a mixed media piece created in 2011. The art has a height of 21 inches, width of 24 inches and diameter of 18 inches.
An albino cat clutches its teeth on a rope hanging from the ceiling; two dogs are fused at the ear and while one appears to be smiling, the other snarls; and a fawn leaps in the air as a bullet rips through its chest.
Troy Zweerink of Snellman custom built the frames to house the nativity scene stitched by Lisa Offutt.
When two people shared their God-given talents to make a beautiful cross-stitch creation of the Christmas story, the congregation of Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids was overjoyed with the beautiful display.