Posts Tagged ‘art’

A lot of people have been exposed to a piece I did back in 2008 that has stuck with them. Many have been intrigued by it and it’s been featured in 2 major art galleries in Nashville. I’ve sold many prints of this piece and to my buyers I’ve had to explain the meaning and symbolism behind it. People have felt strangely drawn to it and the phenomenon has even eluded my own explanation. I’m going to explain it in this post the symbolism behind the images in this piece as well as why I felt compelled to paint it.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12

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If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
– Gospel of Thomas, verse 70.

"Insanity" by Anir Brokenear

That’s one of favorite quotes of all time and one of the most powerful and liberating concepts of all time period. Human expression . . . while the term is vague the subjective meaning is not.

This is especially true of the “artist”. We are all artists to a degree but some are more inclined to expression than others. I believe the best artists are the people that are the most sensative to life and all things understood but rarely spoken. You know, deep rooted emotions that everyone feels but hardly discusses for fear of ridicule. Society breeds mediocrity but the person that expresses themselves past the wall of naysayers and pushes on is eventually redeemed and held in high regard. But the true artist doesn’t seek redemption in the eyes of others but lives to create . . . or “express”. Now take the artist that adheres to (more…)