Artist bio

Danniella O'Neal is a 25-year-old Creative Visionary from Barbados. She has earned an Associates degree in Visual Arts from the Barbados Community College & a BFA in Creative Art with a major in Film From the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Her works often originate from a personal place and seek to be an authentic voice within the Kingdom of God. Jevan Howard, is 23 years of age and currently resides in the small Caribbean nation of Barbados. He has a degree in Geoscience and is currently working as Geographical Information Systems Assistant at the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. Jevan has known about Christ practically his entire life, growing up in a Christian home where the gospel of the new testament and the miraculous stories of the Old had been told to him from as early as he can remember. It was a mainstay in the home to pray about every situation, something that he held onto and carried into his adult life. Jesus has always been apart of him. It was at the age of 20 that Jevan made a truly conscious decision to allow Jesus to be his personal Lord and Saviour, and boldly says it has been the best decision of his life. Alison Phillips is an aspiring storyteller with a desire to tell stories in the fields of creative writing, film and visual art. She is the 2011 recipient of the Irving Bergie award and holds various creative prose awards for NIFCA including her first screenplay "Where the Wires Meet" (2015). In 2014 she enrolled in The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination to further her creative field and explore the art of filmmaking, producing short films such as "Where the Wires Meet", a short exploring loneliness and mistrust and "The Clouds Reflection" an experimental short focusing on mental illness and its' victims. The film "Purple Thunder Storms", a young woman's journey of self-love is her first publicly screened short. "You're only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it" -Robin Williams Danielle Jones is a 25-year-old Barbadian girl based in Madrid, Spain. She holds a Bachelors degree in the Dramatic Arts and is passionate about relationships, travel and the gospel.


"So Will I"



Artist Statement

Acrylic on wood.

I started this piece, as a live painting while ministering in dance. In the days that followed,I found myself captivated by the urgency to pour out what was in my spirit as the process of painting this piece ministered deeply to me. Tapping in the awe of God the author of possibility that created me to create and my response to him. What I aimed to capture was the movement and depths of the Spirit that shape the universe even beyond this realm.

An Inquiry of Void (A reflection on the piece)

Amidst a black void there is a flooding energy, its radiance unmistakable and it's fount unknown. How could something so invasive, but oh so very gentle. How could something contrast yet be in complete harmony? How could movement exist in a snapshot of time? What if the ‘void’ was never really a void but the canvas to support what could be?

For who is the creator and what is the creation but one and the same. It is said, that creativity is the very nature of God inside of you. If the essences of who made you dwells within you, the very process of creation through you, is a deposit of this essence and energy. A cycle with no end or an evolution of possibility? How is this even possible and from whose perspective? Is creation simply a reflection of the creator? Can a source of light be void of light itself? Is it what really is or what is seen? So many elements yet one picture. Mysteries so intricately embedded in the depths of this void. What more lies beyond the four sides of this containment. Could it be the capability to perceive it?

At what point does creation create? Does creation have a voice? Does her voice have the power to will elements into being? Oh! the ‘void’ is so much more than a canvas but a chest of elements and mysteries anxiously waiting to evolve into possibilities. Of all the stars glittered across the galaxy, what inspired the ones who came together, for the purpose now seen? Is it that the ‘creation became creator’, saw something that the others did not? What if there was an invitation to this revelation? Could it be that the creation becomes a creator only when she accepts this invitation? What if creation made a request for this revelation? There are realms that only vision can unlock.

What do you see? Pigment on wood or access to a revelation much greater. From where do you see and perceive? How do you respond? Is your response an inquiry of the creator or the creation or both? An exploration? An eruption of adoration? Genuine awe or a thoughtful reflection? From where do you respond? What do you inquire? From who or where do you inquire?

How it fits into contest

The spiritual warfare concerning this realm has everything to do with the intentionality of a God who crafted us in soul to be his own, priceless. The knowledge of God and self are essential to victory. This Painting serves as a reminder that complete surrender and focus on God is our true source of strength and peace within this Spiritual Battle.

Psalm 91:1-2 (AMP)
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”.”

Ephesians 6:10 (AMP)
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.


Danniella O'Neal - The Artist

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