Thursday, June 26, 2008

VERGE Gallery

Here are two paintings I did for the new study at church, “Sermon on the Mount”. I was, and still am, very excited to participate in the arts ministry at church. They got a bunch of artists who wanted to volunteer their time and talent to illustrate, paint, take pictures etc. about the different topics addressed on the sermon on the mount. I volunteered to do two. I was assigned the following...

Judging Others | Matthew 7:1-5

I went for humors take on this one.

Adultery | Matthew 5:27-30

This one more serious, but fun. I got to illustrate a powerful concept of guarding your heart by cutting the canvas (I love cutting canvas, it's the kid in me doing something I "shouldn't").

I don't really want to take alot of time explaining them because I hope they are clear in and of themselves. Do me a favor and read the corresponding verses and tell me if you get them. I hope I made them clear but not too... shallow.


Geekboy said...

Yeah, I think they are pretty easy to "get".
Had you ever heard of the Christian band "Plankeye"?

nadia said...

I got the basic idea for the 2nd one but the exact quote didn't come to mind, even though I'm pretty sure I've heard the verse before (I'm not really a chapter memorizing kind of person, so maybe you shouldn't take my word for it.)

The log/speck one is amazing, tho.

Lucia, herself said...

Just stumbled over here from the PotterCast blog, and I have to say that I love these drawings. The first one is great because it's so, unfortunately, true. It gets the point across but it's still light-hearted.

The second one is really powerful and reminds me a lot of the Sacred Heart. You have the fire representing the transformative power of love, without the bits that represent the crucifixion; it's perfect for the verse you're illustrating.

I don't know if that was an intentional allusion, since browsing through your posts makes me think you're Protestant and the Sacred Heart is more of a Catholic thing, but either way it's cool. Great paintings.

Michelle said...

Beautifully clear to me.