Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Axiom, Contemporary, Modern, Abstract Painting, Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 30"x 40" x 1.5" canvas

Axiom: a self evident truth that needs no explanation.

I believe that the creative nature of art speaks it's message to the viewer.  It's seems to give that which is needed in order to draw one closer to the Maker of life.  I always love hearing about these personal insights from others.  It works in this same manner for the artist as well.  

There were so many beautiful areas that emerged as I was painting this week on this canvas.  I knew though that I would not be able to keep them all and have a unified work.  As I was contemplating which areas would need to be covered in order to pull this together it struck me.  A sacrifice would need to be made.  Isn't this the way the Creator works.  Sometimes there are things that seem so beautiful and wonderful to us but yet don't last or are taken away and we wonder why. Could it be that this is done in order to complete the work of the bigger picture.  

Is not that what God did in sacrificing his Son in order to provide the way. 

Jesus told him,  "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me."  John 14:6  


Bren said...

Profound insights, really appreciate all that you said. This piece is very compelling, beautifully done.

Carol Engles said...

Powerful and beautiful painting!