My work typically includes imagery from nostalgic sources pulled
from my personal memories and dreamy sentiment. The visual
aspect is multi-layered, not only with purposeful texts but also with
the colors themselves. Biblical accounts and theology influence the
different themes and vignettes associated with the artwork
compositions that I make. I draw inspiration from the Christian
tradition of portraying human nature in all its simplicity, complexity
and drama. I wish to depict these emotions in my work.
I am strongly drawn to the later verses of this Biblical directive that
speak of prayer. As important as the visual imagery is of the Armor
of God, I feel that in contrast to the heaviness of ideas associated
with the battles and struggles with spiritual forces of evil...there is a
calm and peace in Paul's request for prayer in the later verses. This
also can be seen as the finishing touches of the verses, ones that
finish the requested actions for us in our own personal spiritual
battles. I planned to portray active prayer, that is praying hands that
visually appear as if moving and having an almost gestural progress
heavenward. The Gospel words on the sides of the wrist visually
support and reinforce the act of prayer along with drawn marks that
show the echo and outgoing reverberations from praying.
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