"Transient & Eternal" is part of my S E E N series which showcases vulnerable or overlooked souls due to mental illness, disability or skin color. There are many issues that cause someone to feel less than, and my desire is to spotlight the beauty and value of these precious ones. I hope this series is a catalyst for conversations and awareness of the isolation and loneliness caused by mental illness, physical disabilities and ethnicity.
This collage and acrylic painting is of my son on the Oregon shore. I layered text and images on the wood substrate first as a prayer for him as he battles depression. The gold leaf wings reflect the ever-present Holy Spirit.
"...As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18
The theme of putting on the whole armor of God is one of invisible protection against spiritual attack such as the arrows of mental illness and cruelty. As an artist, I desire to make visible God's truths to offer hope and encouragement to those suffering, and to educate those who are blind to reality.
This painting shows my son on a hill armed with a backpack of "armor", and the wings are my prayers for the covering of the Holy Spirit - "praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication."
Type of work: a mass produced copy
Purchase price: $50
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