This is what Art can do...
Empath Full Circle Story and what the art donation means to me....
In my life, My art is an outpouring of passion to create something that speaks to the quiet spaces in the hearts of those who view it. To be able to provoke thought in the truth that resonates to where you are at that moment in time. A message of hope, truth, love, grace, peace, and strength that one can feel and in that knowing is the message, that you are enough.
“The Wings of Joy and Grace” was created to give a message of overcoming and the amazing potential of each one us. A story of Grace and ultimate Joy.
I reached out to folks to ask for partnerships in supporting my vision of giving away art to communities that In turn support others. Lorraine Charman is one of those people which I am ever grateful for her support in commissioning this piece for my art mission. Also would like to thank all my patrons that support me through I Am...Missionary Artist™️ Patreon and my partner Danforth Rogers in supporting all my endeavors. Very grateful for the blessings to be able to pursue this calling.
In this full circle moment of wanting to give back to communities that also find themselves in a struggle to overcome circumstance in ones life. I have a mission to make a difference with my art. In this full circle moment of giving back to a community that helped me along so long ago. I thank you for making a difference in so many lives.
This is what art can do, it can bring, Love - Grace - Hope
“The Wings of Joy & Grace”
*The verse underneath written on the blank canvas is
Psalm 63:7 - for you have been my help and in the shadow of your wings
I sing for joy”.
*5 is the number of Grace - there are 5 rows of unique paper feathers and they represent each of us as unique individuals. All the feathers make up the wings, with the wings representing the fullness of community together in lifting each other up. Working together makes us stronger and united. The layers of feathers from an old bible pages represent the support we get, lifted up by His love, His strength, His power = We are lifted in God’s Grace.
*3 birds on the wings center represents Holy Trinity
*Feathers - protection/Gods covering - there is also a layer of feathers from an old bible that represents Gods Truth in our lives “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”
“The Wings of Joy & Grace”
I believe in love – I believe in restoration, I believe in healing, i believe in Grace, I believe in Hope. I believe God has a plan for everyone, I believe that God’s timing is perfect and I believe that We are all beloved children of God.
In His amazing Grace
“For in Him we live in and move and have our being” Acts 17:28
“The Forever Relationship”
This body of work is mixed media collage art on 30”x48” canvas that I created in response to the big pause, the pandemic that is on the earth.
My business shut down and I began questioning of “What am I going to do?” “This is crazy I can’t shut down my business ?” All the what if’s, that were way to big for me at that moment. The whole world was being shaken and turned around, the magnitude of what was happening in the world was overwhelming. The fear and uncertainty washed over me and at that point I had to make a choice.. and I chose my Faith over my fear. I knew the work was going to be about The Cross.
What an Inspiring time to fall apart, grow through what was before me and be built back up. 7 weeks of painting and 3 months total of creating something beautiful with God.
This is the beginning of my story of - The Cross - 7 Crosses - 7 Weeks.
“The Forever Relationship” - is expression of the truth that God is the one relationship that is forever and always through his Son, Christ Jesus.
The colored feathers represent us all as individuals and that God loves every single person that is created on this earth, and there is a forever relationship for each one of us.
In the next seven weeks I will be blogging more about each Cross and at the end will post a video of what the work of creating Crosses has meant to me.
Big loving thank you to my partner, Danforth Rogers for supporting and being a kind giving gently soul. Love you sweet man.
In His abundant Grace,