26" x 14"
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PAINTING: As I continued to think about generation gaps, unity and what that looks like, I continued to explore the way in which black and white paint combine when poured in to one another. The process of creating this piece helped me think about how different people initially connect with one another. They each see the world in a different way and when placed together they continue to remain separate yet together never mixing much like the way the black and white paints are in areas of this painting. When someone (a mediator) enters the scene the possibility of the sides coming together on a deeper level increases. This same principle applies to the black and white paint. When it is moved, even slightly, the paint begins to mix. I see this painting as representative of initial conversations and connections that can open the doors to deeper unity among us.
HOW IT RELATES TO THIS SERIES: I desire for difficult issues and viewpoints to be shared in grace and patience and for it to open the doors to deep unity among us for God’s glory.
HOW THE PIECE WAS MADE: Thin black and white paint was poured onto to the canvas and then the opposite color added to see how they would react to one another. The canvas was then moved around slightly to mix some areas and not others.