Today is the 13th 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 III (2013). Felt strips stitched on cloth.
This piece tells the truth of how our God works. He is the same yesterday, today and forever and He will never leave me or forsake me. The climate of my circumstances will always brew a storm around me, but as long as I am praising God, I am in peace. For the materials, different coloured felt strips were used to demonstrate the craziness of the storm. As long as I praised God and He is in my heart, everything will be alright, no matter how the outside surface seemed. I felt the material used particularly for this piece deemed fitting since the Holy Spirit resides in us and we are made new creatures. This was an old T-shirt that I made new with these materials.
Today and only today is this piece listed for a minimum bid of $312.00. The highest bidder will receive a commissioned portrait by Thru His vessel JB to be placed in the 2016 annual art show. Thank you for your support, time and participation in making this auction a success!
For the Love of God and Art!
Thru His vessel JB