Today is the 14th day of my Men in Authority series: Higher than him. This series came to me through a vision God has shown me and had all men in uniform praising God, lifting his hands as a sign of reverence to the Most High. This is to allude that these officers and military personnel are telling you that they are respondents of a higher Power and they are not the last authority. Unfortunately, in many current events in New York City and beyond, some of these authority figures think they are the last authority and that is not the case. I just want to honor those men who have been serving this country, locally, regionally and internationally through the blood of Christ in a respectful manner. Thank you.
This is also the first time I started using a structure that utilized 3 different mediums in three different ways that depicts the qualities of the Godhead (Jehovah the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit). In this series, I used acrylics on canvas, sort of a traditional feature for Jehovah, burnt etchings on wood, for Jesus as a carpenter and old T-shirts made into stitched works of art with felt strips for the Holy Spirit( He brings the old creature to new). Together, there are 33 pieces listed in this series. The whole series was completed from July 2012-March 2013. You can read the artist statement of this series under the Artist statement tab for more information.
Here is the featured work of the day….
Praising in peace II. (2012). Burnt etchings on wood. 14″ by 10″.
Following yesterday’s Praising in Peace III, this work also works in the same theme. My iron pen however, was losing some of its fervor so the white acrylic paint came into play to represent the light. As you can see, the soldiers arms and hands are held upright praising God. This piece reminds me of all our veterans who went to war and fought for our country on our behalf risking their lives. This soldier had to step in for the moment and praise God for his safety and grace.
I’m glad that he was able to make it home safely.
Thank you again. The highest bid, minimum bid $336 will not only take this home with them, but also receive a commissioned portrait by Thru His vessel JB. This portrait will be held in the 2016 annual art show.
Thanks again for your love, support and participation in making this auction a success!
For the Love of God and Art
Thru His vessel JB