OUR VERY FIRST ART RETREAT IS HAPPENING..THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING...
Giclee prints now available of
" The Word became flesh exhibition "
Canvas and paper prints 800mm wide to 3m wide
A Million thanx to Ilse Kleyn at the
Boomhuis art Gallery in Stellenbosch for creating
A BEAUTIFUL COMBINED EXHIBITION
of my exhibition and hers. See how the Lord works through
THE HOLY SPIRIT
inspiring artist all over the globe to paint JESUS RIGHT NOW.
This will run until the end of January 2018
Look at the setting for kiddies art class! Heavenly!!
Here are some pics of the opening night of
The WORD became flesh
click on a photo to go to the gallery
The wonderful Boomhuis art gallery
this is the painting that started the inspiration for the exhibition
The WORD became flesh
( print available )
Within the onset of me working on the new solo exhibition, I started including the concept of
the prophetic Word from the Old testament pointing to Jesus. The idea was to work the actual printed WORDS written in The WORD into the image of Christ.
This idea came about in an unusual way. A while back I was describing previous works I did of large faces to an art dealer. As I started talking about the pixelation technique I used to incorporate dots and scribbles on the large face area, I felt the Lord urging me to work that same concept into the new works for the exhibition. This came with great satisfaction as an answer to many prayers for guidance re the new work. The dots and scribbles would now be THE WORD!
Now of course the first question would be: Which words? The Bible has many WORDS... but I was painting THE WORD HIMSELF, so I would go to WORDS that pointed to HIM. And Jesus Himself said:
“If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not [a]valid. 32 There is another [My Father] who testifies about Me, and I know [without any doubt] that His testimony on My behalf is true and valid.
John 5:31-47Amplified Bible (AMP)
So therefore I did not choose the words that Jesus spoke about Himself, but words spoken and written about Him. In Isaiah 42:1-7 God the Father strongly proclaims the message that His son will come to earth and will be successful in all His actions. We just had to include the Hebrew on the other side.
JOY DIGITAL, October 2016
Read the article in the JOY DIGITAL about this painting here
JOY MAGAZINE, January 2016