ENCOUNTERING GOD

God is found all around us.  In the leaves, in a crack in the sidewalk, in the sound of traffic on a busy street.  Many people go to church to find God; but to truly find God, all you have to do is step outside of the church building and look around.  His words are everywhere, His message is found in things both large and small. 

Our perception in limited, so even when we do find God, we see him incompletely.  Our eyes only take snapshots in time, we only see a moment, one small viewpoint within the vast plan of God.  We layer these moments, through memory, through association, to find a fuller picture, though still incomplete. 

 

For this body of work I have layered, recontextualized, and refocused scenes I encountered upon exiting a church building.  Each scene contains a message, a lesson, an aspect of God.  I created symbols for each message, giving the scene a new context, a different interpretation.  Through layering scene, symbol, and mark, by reformatting space and perception, I emulate our though process in the search for God, as well as our limited perception in this ongoing dialogue.

giver of light and life
giver of light and life

acrylic, marker 22"x30" 2013 SOLD

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from a hill i shine Your light
from a hill i shine Your light

acrylic, marker 30"x22" 2013 SOLD

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building up Your kingdom
building up Your kingdom

acrylic, marker 22x30" 2007

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my protection from the cold and dark
my protection from the cold and dark

acrylic, marker 30x22" 2006 SOLD

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i traveled from death to life
i traveled from death to life

acrylic, marker 22x30" 2007

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i walk a straight path
i walk a straight path

acrylic, marker 30x22" 2007 SOLD

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my sustenance
my sustenance

acrylic, marker 22x30" 2007

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to climb high i am broken
to climb high i am broken

acrylic, marker 22x30" 2007 SOLD

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Your children will follow
Your children will follow

acrylic, marker 30x22" 2006

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