The woman is evidently the focal point of the artwork but she is also meant to be a point of connection for the beholder to realise their standing as a child of God. The perspective of the image is angled from below, meant to draw the eye to the heavens - past all the darkness to that bright spot in the sky. It is small and far to symbolise the fact that the way to heaven isn't an easy one but one that requires commitment to God.
The woman's countenance is unafraid and she is fully equipped, standing firm in authority and victory because she knows that Jesus Christ has already defeated every opposition. The helmet is represented as a halo - simply because I wanted the spiritual warriors face exposed. She is looking to the heavens acknowledging God and that she does not stand strong by her own ability but by His spirit. She is surrounded by darkness which represents Eph 6v12. The warrior stands in darkness but is not consumed by it. This is represented by the lighting. Everything about the lighting in the artwork is not accurately portrayed in an attempt to surrealistically separate her from the darkness.
My artwork is focused on Ephesians 6v12 which talks about the rulers, authorities and the powers of this DARK world and the authority that the woman in the forefront has to stand firm because she put on the full armour of God as mentioned from Ephesians 6v14. Everything portrayed in the piece centres around the unseen and that the darkness is teeming with spiritual activity. Everything occurs spiritually first - causing it to manifest in the flesh and that is why ‘our war is not against flesh and blood’ because thats not where the problem starts. It just pours over into the physical realm therefore we need to always stand ready as the warrior portrayed in the this piece.
I want to thank God for allowing me the opportunity to enter this competition and even though I failed to accurately portray the image envisioned, I am still able to submit. I am also thankful to everyone who supported me throughout the process.
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