Crystal blue oceans, epic mountain waterfalls, worship songs in church, the interplay of light and shadow on people’s faces as they experience life, are a few of the things that inspire Carol Mackey Andrulevich to paint in her tiny corner of the universe which currently is her backyard studio in Panama City, Florida.
As a painter the world takes on a life of its own as it filters through her eyes and mind. Carol does not just paint spiritual themes, but her Christian faith is the driving force behind her art. She is an avid researcher (burning many dinners), studying techniques and the way different materials and mediums can abstractly create an altered reality. She currently works with acrylic paint, but would be described as a mixed media artist. She often begins a piece with an idea and then photographs different scenes and people to use as blueprints to transform one world into another.
Carol’s hope is to help others to experience the invisible, by seeing the visible representation that she has depicted on canvas from her spiritual mind and physical illustration. She has the desire to create in a way that makes people feel joy, hope and love.
Explanation of how artwork illuminates the Spiritual Battle/relates to Ephesians 6:10-20*
Today many people are spiritually suffocating. The response that may appear is the feeling of worry, isolation, guiltiness, insignificance, humiliation, insecurity, uselessness, stupidity, exclusion, unskilled, having no meaning, overwhelmed by work, having an urge to drink, needing coffee to face another day, viewing life as unhopeful, having no time to relax, low view of self, emotion driven eating, being unnoticed, never being the top pick, bullied or feeling flat out suicidal.
The term worry is derived from the old German word "wurgen", which means "to choke. The word became known as describing the condition of being harassed with anxiety.
One of the most unfortunate effects of the CoVid pandemic is the rise in our anxiety. Many people are full of pent-up adrenaline which surfaces as fear and anger. They ask themselves- will I get sick? Will I lack employment? Will I have enough money? Will my elderly family members survive? Will life ever return to the way it was? The only certain thing is that there are no certainties, so we feel like we’re being strangled and that we’re suffocating.
This painting represents the word of God which is like a filter and you have to filter the things of the world through the word of God.
The world is trying to choke you and cut off your air and make it difficult to breathe. You need the air, but it has to be sanctified by the word of God
Ephesians 6:10-20 says to take on the full armor of God and to pray on all occasions
To pray is to breathe. If you’re not praying, you’re suffocating or you’re on life support. Prayer and faith can bring peace. We can’t survive without breathing in God through prayer. We need to filter the things of this world by reading God’s word and seeking God in prayer to find our breath.
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