Today is the 16th day of For a Single Purpose at 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings . Yes, it has been quite a ride! I have all of you to thank for making the Men in Authority series and Worship painting series a success. This following series is one of my passionate, especially since I could relate at that time….being single. Now there is nothing wrong with being Single, other than what we think; freedom, and doing whatever we want without reporting it to anyone(unless you have children), sleep late, and for many learning to be our true selves. Well to tell you the truth, not many of us know our true selves, because God is not in the picture. We all have a purpose while living on this earth and it is important that we as believers seek God to fulfill our purpose.
The overlaying theme is to basically trust God and not lean on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5. The name of this series appropriately entitled “For a Single Purpose” is what God did in using willing vessels to accomplish His will and purpose. All of these people at the time, were single people, they were not married yet at the time God called them or are either widows or prostitutes. No matter the circumstance, God used them because they believed His Word and as a result accomplished not only fulfilled their desires but ultimately gave them a purpose and within that purpose is to glorify God. Like the Men in Authority series, the nature of this project is tripartite, meaning the same theme was completed in 3 different ways and mediums. There are 11 characters in all, most of them from the Old Testament and a few big names. However, in this auction, there are only 10 characters shown and not all of characters are shown in 3 different ways based on the voting results. As usual, I enjoyed making this series because the process made the characters alive and something we can relate to in this time of age.
Featured work of the day….
Josiah III (2013). 28″ by 44″. Collage on plyboard. II Kings
King Josiah was one of the youngest kings of Israel in the Bible. He was only 8 years of age when he became king and reigned for over 40 years. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and was the first to tear off the sacrilegious things in the temple and follow the law of the Lord. Josiah was a no nonsense type of person and his mother helped him a lot in the beginning.
In this piece, which is in the phase 3 stage, all of the pieces are almost 3 by 4 feet, the largest artworks I ever completed. I used magazine articles and glue to create mosiac like images of these people. It took me approximately 16-24 hours to complete a piece and I completed these pieces within a 2 month period. Sometimes, I look back and can’t believe it. You should have seen all of paper amassed in my apartment, it was a mess but God’s grace definitely helped me finish it by my deadline of December 31, 2013. I dedicated this to children who dream big and know that you are represented in the Bible. God uses the young and old to accomplish His purpose, glory be to God.
If you want this piece, you have to register as a bidder at 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings and if you win this piece with a minimum bid of $384.00, you will also receive a free portrait, courtesy of yours truly. This portrait will be placed in my 2016 art show.
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For the love of God and Art!
Thru His vessel JB