Wednesday, February 25, 2009
all the images i'm taking of my more recent paintings are turning out horribly. perhaps i need to find better lighting... haha
i finished this piece back in september i believe...at the time i was reading the book of ephesians heavily and was struck by the comparisons that were given numerous times between light and dark. in chapter 5 it says..."for you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light". if you think about it, comparisons are a very important part of our lives. there is no way that you can know what light is without having some aspect of darkness. there is no good without evil. opposites define each other...
i'd heard the verse before, but when i read again "wake up oh sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you" my heart was so deeply impacted that it influenced the concept for this piece....some might question how abstract work can have a concept at all. but if you're looking close enough you can find one.