"Up to this point in the record, we have borrowed a lot of the metaphor and imagery from other sources. In "Crags and Clay", we attempt to create some imagery of our own, and the poetry of the verses is something I have come to really enjoy singing. The imagining of the drawn lines of the creation, i.e. the horizon, the mountains, etc., all reflect the artistic masterpiece that this world is. The intersecting of these lines, the chaos of it all, somehow comes together in this tapestry of beauty, intricately and woven together.
There's also a subtle nod here to our last project "Beautiful Things" in the lines "All praises to the one who made it all and finds it beautiful". This song is a reflection of our view of God as the great Artist who certainly must take great pleasure in his work.
It ends with Lisa's voice singing "fearfully and wonderfully and beautifully made." I think in a world full of plastic surgery and magazines and film constantly bombarding us with what is beautiful; women in our society have an especially difficult time with self-image. Beauty in our culture is valued in terms of beauty over and against other human beings, and it is based on the small variations of specific physical features. However, human beings as a work of art in and of themselves are exceptionally and beautifully made.
If our girls grew up finding their value and their beauty in their humanity rather than their measurements, we would have a healthier society. I want our baby girl, Amelie, to grow up knowing she is beautiful, but not just beautiful compared to other creations of God. I want her to know that she is beautiful primarily because she is a creation of God." - Gungor