e m m a n u e l

“God with us” As the celebrations of Christmas become the focus this time of year, I am reminded of some things. Historically and culturally Jesus is not white. I struggle everytime I see white baby Jesus now that I understand this myself. Jesus was Middle Eastern. Historically visual translations of the bible throughout art history […]

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n o r m a l

What we call normal, God calls broken. ~Steven Furtick It’s now level 7 of Jumungy as the state I live in has more lockdowns due to COVID effecting people in the second wave. I wrote what follows at the start of the first wave lockdowns. It goes like this…. This morning when I couldn’t sleep […]

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p e t e r

It’s Easter Friday. Jesus’ trial was the swiftest in history. He is crucified and buried before the end of the day as the Jewish Sabbath fast approaches. This watercolour and gouache painting is inspired by the mostly unknown painting by Swiss artists Eugène Burnand. It is a painting that depicts the incredible expressions on the […]

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W I T H E R E D

As I looked back over my notes for this artwork, two words stood out “Sunday’s coming”. My thoughts went straight to my favourite Easter Friday sermon by Dr.Tony Campolo. “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming”. I have included the link below if you’d like to know what I’m talking about. Withered is heart three, in this […]

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F L O U R I S H

Flourish is the second heart, following on from last weeks Seeded Heart.  Flourish is a depiction of a healthy heart. It is nourished, thriving, beautiful, brave, vibrant, and full of life that streams of living water pour out of. As this artwork developed the choices of plants were mostly intentional. The white lily is often […]

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S E E D E D H E A R T

This heart started as a response to the  parable of the Sower and Mustard Seed parable that can be found in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. In Matthew it proceeds the Parable of the Sower. In Mark, Jesus Calms the Storm is the next account in the chapter and in Luke Jesus follows […]

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Miss your face brother of mine, but I know you are waiting. Don’t eat all the cake before I get there.

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