The design is created with cut paper, deconstructed silk screen, paint markers, charcoal, and acrylic paint.
I always start with a sketch and then let the materials I've collected over the years redirect my original intentions.
Works that I create that are initially perceived as dark are almost always the ones that hit the deepest nerve with my customers of a different worldview.Rich conversations always ensue. I'm happy with this one and am excited to see how God might use this humble offering.
Sometimes the spiritual forces of darkness seem like a blitzkrieg of unbeatable giants. At times they’ve overtaken me; they yawn at how easy it is. My prayers are elementary; I have a white-knuckled grip on the fact that maybe God will come and reason with me there. And I wait.
As in most dark places, if I sit long enough, I start to see things. There’s the outline of the sofa, the end tables, and an origami crane my son made. I slowly walk through the house to light a candle. When lit, this small flame illuminates everything.
I can see individuals throughout history who have imitated the expensive, painful, beautiful and powerful love of Christ. Martin Luther King Jr. fought the cancer of racial bigotry that had infected America for centuries through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to diffuse the pattern of revenge one oppressed race took over another. They insisted that the country needed healing even more than it needed justice. Their actions demonstrated that they knew that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the . . . powers of this dark world . . .” (Ephesians 6:12) In all their vulnerability, they, like millions of others, put on the full armor of God and fought for God’s kingdom.
Me, Myself,and I
The image is an original on a cradle board 24x24x2 with hanging wire attached. The potential inquiry can contact me through email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 614-263-5680.
I work on commissions throughout the year. Some are closely based off of paintings that were recently purchased.
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