This is the ninth piece of art for our series “We Believe.” You can see the explanation to the entire series here.
“And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” Genesis 1:2
“And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.” Luke 1:35
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26
“God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 3:6
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:20
This piece is called…In the Beginning…It is finished.
The continuous white line represents the Holy Spirit hovering, coming upon and overshadowing all of humanity. The fetus represents Christ. During Christ’s life he depended upon the Holy Spirit. The Epoxy Resin represents the face of the waters the Holy Spirit hovered over during creation. The white figurines imbedded in the epoxy resin represent those who are filled with the Holy Spirit. Aesthetically, I wanted to create a white painting with visual texture. The white line and figurines achieve this effect. The epoxy resin is used to give depth to the painting. Instead of painting the wood grain white I wanted to use the color variations in the grain to also accentuate texture. As we talk through this weeks doctrine you may see other things in this piece that remind you of the power of the Holy Spirit.
Artist: Major Chisholm