Hello people,

Today is the 16th 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….

Respect 3 (2013) watermark

Respect III (2013). Felt strips stitched on cloth.

This was my very first piece made in Phase 3, where I used felt and old T-shirt to constitute an image. This took almost a month to do. I actually took this piece with me to at least finish when I went to Costa Rica in January 2013. I didn’t finish it until I got back almost 2 weeks later, but at this point I knew I had to do some shortcuts because cutting felt cloth into itty bitty pieces and then sewing them into the T-shirt was going to take forever.

As you may already see, in my latter pieces, the felt strips were much bigger, but it was still a lot of work. This Phase I was wondering if I would ever make my March 31st 2013 deadline, but with the grace of God, I did it the day before!

For today only 2/16/15, this piece is listed at 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings only for a minimum bid of $384.00. The highest bidder will not only get to take this home with them, but also receive a commissioned portrait, courtesy of Thru His vessel JB to be placed in the 2016 annual art show. Thank you for your support and participation in making this auction a success!

For the Love of God and Art

signature pose

Thru His vessel JB