The Beauty of Grays
17 1/2" x 24"
Acrylic Paint and resin on strap board
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PAINTING: In the middle there is potential of great beauty. Through the struggle, hard conversations and wrestling there is a humbling, resulting in moments of awe and wonder. Here in this space in between the messy becomes the marvelous and the one called in that space, realizing the journey ahead, can do nothing but fall on his knees in submission to God’s great and scandalous grace.
HOW IT RELATES TO THIS SERIES: Though at first overwhelmed by God’s calling on my life to obey and walk in His way, I find beauty, great potential, and hope in the middle of hard conversations and daunting questions. I can do nothing but fall on my knees in submission understanding I know nothing and am nothing on my own. He has chosen this path for me and this path I must follow.
HOW THE PIECE WAS MADE: White and black acrylic paint was mixed with resin and then poured and spread onto a piece of strap-board or plywood. Initially I disliked what I had created – the colors didn’t interact like I had hoped, so I tipped the piece up and let the resin slowly run off the board onto another, when I laid the piece flat I was AMAZED – it was beauty of grays founded out of a mess of blacks and whites.