Artist bio

Javaughn Lewis was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae and irie vibes. He developed a passion for creative expression through visual arts, photography, and videography from an early age. A zealous entrepreneur, Lewis currently operates a small business dubbed Supreme Digital Production (SDP). He offers superb services in videography, photography, and graphic design. Supreme Digital Production also specializes in digital augmentation which is a unique extension to graphic design. As a dedicated artist and media professional for over five years, Javaughn has successfully completed his Bachelor's degree at the University of Technology, Jamaica where he earned a BA in Communication Arts and Technology. Lewis gave his heart to Jesus in April 2009 and has been committed to the cause of Christ since his transition. Spirited, committed and enthused, Lewis puts Christ first in all that he does with the hope that his contribution through art and expression will change lives. Jhenelle Lewis Hailing from the land of wood and water, Jhenelle Lewis is a Public Relations specialist with a burning zeal for the performing arts. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica, where she graduated with honors having earned a BA in Communication Arts and Technology. Engaged in ministry from a young age, she has been a member of her church choir and a number of performing arts groups including the Jamaica Youth Chorale, Jamaica Musical Theatre Company and the Quilt Performing Arts Company. Baptized at the tender age of ten years old, her life and purpose has been guided by the Word and will of God. A passionate visionary, she strives to become the best version of herself through the help of God and the Holy Spirit.

Title

Angelic Aid

Medium/Genre

Digital Art

Artist Statement

This digital artwork, dubbed “Angelic Aid”, is a commentary on angelic presence in the physical realm. God’s promise to us, to never leave us nor forsake us, encompasses not just the giving of the Holy Spirit but also assistance from His angelic host. This photo was deliberately captured slanted to show parallelism between the physical and the spiritual realm; both operating simultaneously and interacting on different levels. The model standing on one leg represents the role of angels in maintaining the balance in both realms. The piece conveys peace, stillness and balance in a chaotic universe.

I chose the digital manipulation route because it is an underrated art-form. The piece was completed using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. A number of elements were added to the original photograph to create the final artwork. The aim being to take a common perception (i.e. how angels are commonly depicted) and transfer an important reminder that we are not alone in this fight. We have Angelic Aid.

How it fits into contest

"For we battle not against flesh and blood…”

On May 2, I woke up at 2:30 a.m. from a demonic dream, meddled with references of witchcraft. I had done this art piece a month before and, in the wee hours of the morning, God finally sent me the words I should attach to this submission. The words I have been so desperately seeking.

I have always been fascinated with the spiritual realm. My pastor once told me that the Spiritual World is more active than our physical world and that the highway of hell is clogged with souls traversing on the broad road. There is a realm where devils and angels are in constant battle. “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and the dragon and his angels fought back.” Rev 12: 7

We cannot see this ongoing battle, but we feel the effects of it; In our dreams, in our thoughts and in the occurrences of life. The message of Ephesians 6: 10-20 is, what we would call in Jamaica, the ‘bread and butter” of the Christian walk. It is the recipe for arming one’s self against forces we cannot see but feel. This is not a fleshly fight. We cannot use guns, swords or knifes. God gave us Spiritual Help for a Spiritual War. It can be scary fighting an invisible enemy, but God did not leave us alone in this. Not only has He given us His Son and His Spirit, but He has emptied heaven to give us angelic support in this spiritual battle. “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.” Psalm 91: 11-12. This digital manipulation encapsulates angelic presence in the whole scheme of things. Having girded the whole Armor of God, we have additional support from these beings to help us in the fight. The book of Hebrews poses the fact in the form of a question. “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14. We would not be able to inherit the Kingdom of God if it was left to us. When the Word charges us to be strong, it never makes reference to our own strength. We must be strong in the Lord, in the confidence that He has endowed us with strength in the form of His Spirit, His Son and His Angels.

Credits

Javaughn Lewis - Photographer and Photo-manipulator
Jhenelle Lewis - Lighting assistant
Shaeon Mckoy - Model

How to Purchase this Artwork

You can purchase copies of this artwork by contacting me at Supremedigitalproduction@gmail.com

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

Supreme Digital Productions Offers: videography, photography, graphic design and digital augmentation/digital art.

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