this painting titled firm and strong as related to the spiritual battle found in Ephesians is a mixed media art where I use original African fabrics and newsprint as a major element, the African fabrics are used to show my identity as an African and also give an insight about my subject matter or narrative. the newsprint, on the other hand, I use to seek texture and also make social commentary.
This is a figurative of me as represented on my canvas, at the present moment in time when the world is in despair, as we face spiritual warfare. Firm and strong idealizes the scripture of Ephesians which says “be strong in the lord” the figure shows a man with determination and a fearless spirit in my painting titled “firm and strong” as we battle against the devil and his evil vices, a struggle against flesh and blood, against the dark world and the spiritual forces of evil.
In the painting the figure idealizes a symbol of hope and faith, the figure carries the armor of God as we take up the shield of faith, as the figure walks with feet footed with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
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