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Least of These
Inspired by Matthew 25:40-45...‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ I was taking photos at Coulée Verte René-Dumont in Paris when I noticed a cluster of open umbrellas, as I zoomed, I spotted a homeless woman hiding behind them just as she glanced up at me. We exchanged silent empathy.
Inspired by the story of David and Bathsheba. 2 Sam 11 Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath. . . Then David sent messengers to get her; and when she came to the palace, he slept with her. . . Then she returned home. Later, when Bathsheba discovered that she was pregnant, she sent David a message, saying, “I’m pregnant.”
Son Flower 1 & 2
Inspired by Gen. 1:26. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” and Genesis 1:26. Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” Gen. 2:7 This diptych is reminiscent of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam
Inspired by Prov. 23:7. “As someone thinks within himself, so he is.” I've heard people say that if they could go back in time to talk to their younger self they could avoid mistakes. In this painting the younger self is the one speaking and showing the inner beauty that comes from life's lessons...don’t change a thing. Gen. 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Contentment, Phil 4.11
Inspired by biblical verses: Philippians 4:11-13. Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. And Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. From my photo in Cuba.
Deception, Deut. 18.10
Inspirates by Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the Lord your God will drive them out ahead of you.” From my photo in Cuba 2003
Inspired by Deut. 6:4-9 “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. Commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Inspired by a photo I took on a mission trip to Cuba. We shared the hope of the resurrection, by the end of the visit this man accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Luke 13:23-25 ...“Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
Inspired by Psalm 46:10 & Frederic’s Flaming June. The background depicts the tip of the Manhattan skyline on 9/11 as the Twin Towers went down in flame. The woman in the painting reminds me of the Statue of Liberty symbolically laying down on that day. The title "Be Still" is meant to remind us that we can have peace in the midst of chaos. It is a tribute to all those who lost their lives that horrible day and to their surviving families. Be Still. 2016. 24 x 36 inches. Oil on Canvas. $2500