Starting first with the Word of God in scripture, I express how the passage embodies the human form. When we are Armed in The Word, we have the means to defend our faith. In my art, I have discovered a unique way to contour words onto a shape optically. This gave me the ideal way to show how the scriptural passage can be our personal inspiration in the battle against evil. Because the passage comes from bible pages, I honor the printed Word by returning the optically manipulated words back onto paper. From there I glue it to canvas and then paint on top. Please note that the words are digitally manipulated, printed out on paper and THEN I paint on top of it. I do not draw out each word.
My artwork; "Armed in The Word" is a visual expression of the Spiritual Battle. I used the motifs and symbols in the scripture passage (Ephesians 6:10-20) of the armor because they are so visually meaningful.We look to Heaven for our support, while always near are the temptations of Satan. I chose to crop in closely to the face of our warrior as not to miss the scripture on her skin, her most powerful weapon.
I will have prints available on my website soon. Please inquire about the original art (mixed media, 18"x18" on canvas), as of now, I am uncertain I wish to sell it.
Most of my available work is for sale. The digital images can be purchased for commercial use. To watch as my new works are released when they are finished, it is best to follow me on social media (Julie Anna Lewis artist) or visit my website at http://www.JulieAnnaLewis.com or google me.
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