Burning Down the House

Hannah Tingman

Manna Matters November 2023

This painting is my reflection on the recent catastrophic fires on Maui, Hawai’i. Having grown up in Hawai’i myself, I felt the pain of this place and its people close to my heart. In the aftermath of these fires Kama’aina (residents of Hawai’i), and many Kanaka (Indigenous Hawaiians) who had just lost their homes were harassed by the wealthy, the famous, and non-residents to purchase their land. We are greedy and careless and the world is burning. In Acts 2 the fire of the Holy Spirit leads people to an entirely different perspective on property, one that might avert such tragedies.

For more of Hannah’s work, you can find her on Instagram (@_hrt_art_) or visit her website (https://hannahrtingman.wixsite.com/hrtart).