Faith Adorned, Is part of the Barna Black Series inspired by the Black Madonna of Montserrat. Most Christians wear their faith in many forms. The most common is jewelry. The subject is wearing her faith as an armor of protection as well as a form of her unwavering belief in Jesus Christ.
This particular work not only depicts the jewelry that we wear but it is also drawn in precious metals against a prepared matte black surface of plexiglass. The metals include 24k Gold, Silver, Brass and Copper. The metals represent how precious and dear our faith means to our salvation.
This technique dates back to the Renaissance Period and the 15th century.
I have the firm belief that your faith in the Lord is your true “Armor of God”. In my metalpoint drawing, “Faith Adorned” the subject is a woman who wears the symbols of the trinity and the cross like badges of honor and faith. Her faith is so strong that she does not acknowledge the defeat but only focuses on perseverance through tough times.
I would also like to point out that the earring has the three crosses for the Trinity etched into it so that she can receive the Holy Spirit’s guidance through the tunnel of darkness. The choker/necklace has two sets of the Trinity. The top represents positive words that spill from her lips and the lower part represents protection about negativity going into the body.
The rosary, although a Catholic of faith, is held in her left hand and pressed against her right arm as a pledge of devotion in prayer. It symbolizes the diligence of the subject’s course of strong faith.
The bracelet, which has one cross engraved in it, represents the infinite cycle of the relationship the subject has with the Lord.
But what fortifies the Armor of God is the look of undying love, faith, and fearlessness in the subject’s eyes that seals the journey of a fighter. She knows God is her army and she will not lose the fight against the darkness.
D. Lammie-Hanson, Metalpoint Artist
It is an original.
Precious metals: 24K Gold, Silver as wells as Copper and Brass
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