I have made awesome art…especially murals that keep people denoting different meanings and emphasise,just like poetry. The likes of ; Fantasy,Boys are not smiling,Tree smoking weed,God wept….just to mention a few. I call them philosophical paintings because my art may not serve the purpose of positive reality,but it is the seeking for ideal truth.
Of all my masterpiece,i cherish ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ ,not because it’s made out of a religious concept but because it possess a spiritual connotation that oscillates the death and the risen of Christ that brought forgiveness through LOVE and saves the human soul from eternal debt of SIN.
‘The Old Rugged Cross’ is not a mural,like most of my painting, it’s oil on canvas .with a massive size of 79 x 44+F and 25.5 X 31.75+F respectively. Both have high quality, imported frames from Ab Art World. The frame colours are…brown and gold-lining which signifies royalty.The two masterpieces were completed within two weeks.
I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ’s standards in your own daily life.
I don’t want you to see the cross as the end of the whole story… If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us,its stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be,we are really as lost as he said we are,and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.
I say to myself while painting these masterpieces that if this is true of my love, it is true to an incomparably greater extent of Christ’s love. The victory of his suffering love upon the Cross does not merely set me an example,showing me what I myself may achieve if by my own efforts I imitate him. Much more than this,his suffering love has a creative effect upon me, transforming my own heart and will,releasing me from bondage, making me whole,rendering it possible for me to love in a way that would lie altogether beyond my powers,had I not first been loved by him.
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