Climbing Together Towards a Transcendent Resilience
Overcomer Song is one of my most powerful paintings and was featured twice in two exhibitions in the last year. It is part of my ClimbingTogether Series which includes over 20 paintings. Never does one ladder appear in isolation, several outgrowths spring up and out together in different degrees of interaction--sharing the same “air” and space, the same struggles, and celebrating victory against resistance and opposition.
Overcomer Song is bold, in your face, urban, tough, yet lyrical, expressive, with a delicate humanity to it. All reaching, stretching, piercing through to a place of clear skies and hope.
My artistic life and spiritual life are braided, DNA-like, together. Making art unites me both with my best self and with the Holy Spirit and His creative force outside of and greater than me. It is an inner and outer experience. An evolving process in real time and a manifested material object hoping to shine in a dark world. My artistic practice is about: Art as witness. Art as worship. Art as play. Art as message. Art as completion of self. Art as connection with others. Art as work, labor. Art as barometer/zeitgeist. Art where truth and beauty sing as one. Ultimately, my art is an act of radical hope.
As an artist-activator, my unction is to release energized images which visually turn up the heat where surface skins, shards of story, and ineffable glory collide.
My practice is both rigorous and free at the busy intersection of formalist topographical concerns and associative narrative. Spiritual presence, cultural forecasting, dimensional exploration, the painted and the drawn all in come together in a raucous celebration of color and life in all of their splendor.
"Overcomer Song" Painting and Ephesisans 6:10-20 and 1 John 5:4-5
My take on the spiritual battle that we are in daily, is that I like to emphasize the positive side of it. I put my armor on; I plead His precious blood over my home, my family, my driving; and I cast down all vain imaginations, take every thought captive, and declare no fear but power, love, and a sound mind....especially these days! I need to declare His Word more and more and to keep renewing my mind in order to keep pressing in and on.
The ClimbingTogether Series and the Overcomer Song painting are about doing all of this together and bringing others with us--higher, further, and out of the pit of darkness into His victorious light where all death, all defeat, and all sin are conquered.
We are the head and not the tail and I want to bring my mother, my family, and unsaved friends into the kingdom and into heaven with me.
My artwork stands as an emblem, an anthem of keepin', keepin' on!!!
Psalm 91 is truly our theme song during these difficult times and appreciative that you listed verses from it for this theme, as well. I have been reciting it and studying it out in Hebrew.
1 John 5:4-5
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
We. Are. More. Than. Conquerors!
Peggie "Batia" Lowenberg, Painter, Public Artist, and Community Educator
Overcomer Song is an original painting. The medium used is acrylic with ink on canvas.
For purchase of this original or prints, please contact Batia Lowenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my website at www.batialowenberg.com. The painting is priced at $3500. It is 36" x 48". Smaller prints in a variety formats and price points are available upon request.
Overcomer Song has a very strong presence and can be installed as a symbol of hope, victory, and encouragement to keep persevering! It would look great in a congregational setting, youth group environment, or in a commercial or residential context.
I do community events and public art projects. i have experience with private and public commissions creating environments and painting on surfaces such as picnic tables, playhouses, little libraries installed in park settings with the community. I also coach other artists and teach children and adults. Let me know how I can help!
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