Monday, December 28, 2009

Watched an amazing documentary on PBS. For me, it connects art, math, science, and God's beauty. It also displays the fine line between genius and insanity.

I appreciate this because I find that I explore issues of order in my art.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Behold The Man continued...

Behold The Man

This sculpture was created to lead the viewer to the place of worship. The images come from the description of Jesus Christ in Revelation Chapter 1. Fully man and fully God, He will be glorious to behold. We will be unable to see all of Him in a moment or an eternity.

Also this piece is intercession, calling for God to release a new Renaissance to the Church. These images come from a piece by Albrecht Durer, one the first printmakers who illustrated the Bible with the invention of the printing press. May God bring a new Renaissance with a release of revelation, creativity, and spiritual technology.

Not for Sale

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Quicken My Mortal Body

This painting is an altar of healing, calling for healing power to come forth from God’s throne.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
(Romans 8:11)

This painting also calls for Life to raise up the Body of Christ, a warring bride.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life… So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army. (Ezekiel 37:5 and 10)

Not for sale.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I will be in a one-night art show at The Gathering.

Friday, May 1st 7-9 PM.

I will be putting on an art show for my students at the same time, so I will show up late. It should be pretty interesting. This church is interested in exploring artistic forms of worship. My friend Jack Whitney is in the show also.

Art Show info.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

No Provision For the Flesh

Throughout the Bible, the desire for horses was often the desire for the strength of men. The horse and chariot represent the flesh and worldly, spiritual technology. We reject the strategies and wisdom of the age and look to the Only Wise God.

Joshua did to them as the Lord had directed: He hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots. (Joshua 11:9)


Monday, February 16, 2009

Out of Joint - 2008

This piece is about the need for grace for the parts of the Body of Christ that are disconnected. These parts can be individuals or groups that need to be properly aligned with the Body.

Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. (Hebrews 12:12-13)


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Art in God's Economy

My wife and I have recently dedicated ourselves to a more responsible and biblical use of our finances. About a week later, I got news that my Painting "Line Upon Line" was sold at GHOP (painting shown below). "Line Upon Line" was the first painting I made in the house of prayer. A man and his friend were visiting GHOP and discussing Kingdom living and the tapestry that God creates as he orchestrates Divine appointments and interactions between believers and churches. Then they saw the painting. "This is what we are talking about", one of them said. The other man had had that picture in his mind as he had been in a season of meditation on the Kingdom of God. He sold a gold necklace from his early, unredeemed life in order to purchase the painting.

This is a word to artists and to anyone desiring a life of surrender and obedience. This is a sign that God is not confined to our economy and recession. As we walk in obedience, God's provision will meet with us. Wealth will come for us! In an economy that leaves people unable to pay their mortgage, God can raise up finances, even for art. We are called to be obedient. We must be who He's called us to be. Seek first His Kingdom.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Bezalels: Artists Called By Name

Dear friends,

I am constantly seeking God for His heart and mind concerning the place of art in the Church and in the end times. This leads me to spend a lot of time meditating on the life of Bezalel. Bezalel is the artisan from the book of Exodus who was in charge of creating the ark of the covenant and the other furnishings of the first Tabernacle. The following are some of my notes I've gathered. They are in outline format, so feel free to meditate and pray on each bullet point. The concepts here have strong application for everyone, not just artists.



1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 "I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all {kinds of} craftsmanship, (Exodus 31:1-3)

A. Bezalel is “called by name”.

i. We must pray for God to call people by name to the HOP. They need a divine encounter.
ii. We need to continue to hear God call our names. We cannot sustain on old words.

B. God, Himself, filled Bezalel “with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all {kinds of} craftsmanship.” Only God can do this internal work. It causes us to fall on our faces before Him.

i. God filled him with wisdom, which is also translated “skilled in war.” We must have an understanding of warfare in the spirit realm along with our own personal spiritual violence.
ii. God filled him with understanding, which is also discernment. We must have the prophetic edge, the “now” kind of wisdom in which we discern the signs and the times and give accurate words that can be acted upon.
iii. God filled him with knowledge which also the same “knowledge” between Adam and Eve. We must experience intimacy with our Bridegroom. Revelation of Truth and His passion for us will transform our hearts.
iv. God filled him with craftsmanship, which comes from “occupation”, “messenger”, and “ representative”. This is the task we are anointed to do as God’s ambassador. Bezalel’s occupation happened to be all kinds of art.
C. Warfare, discernment, intimacy, and occupation: four musts of the prophetic intercessor. The first three are solely achieved in the place of prayer. Three parts prayer and one part task is not a bad ratio.