Sanctuary

 

SHOWCASED PAINTING:
Sanctuary III

Image: 22"x30"
Frame: 31"x38"
Mixed Media
$1400

 

 

Sanctuary II

Image: 22"x30"
Frame: 31"x38"
Mixed Media
$1400

 

 

Sanctuary V

Image: 8"x8"
Frame: 18"x18"
Monotype
$165

 

 

Sanctuary VI

Image: 8"x8"
Frame: 18"x18"
Monotype
$165

 

 

Sanctuary VII

Image: 8"x8"
Frame: 18"x18"
Monotype
$165

 

Artist Statement
Sanctuary Series

ThereÕs a place IÕm drawn to. The trees jut up from a bank where floodwaters cut away the dirt exposing their root systems. The roots are wrapped around many rocks, some boulders, some pebbles. Still one tree in particular grows to be the tallest in the forest.

One day it occurred to me that I loved this place because it was a sanctuary to me. Everything about it represented something meaningful to my life. The trees themselves are a home for animals; provide wood to build a home for me. They are essential to my life, even as much as serving to purify the very air I breathe. Of course, to the believer, the tree is symbolic of the cross, also essential to my life.

I began to realize the roots and rocks too were symbolically important. Liken to life, the rocks represent barriers, problems. Some of our problems are boulders, some are pebbles, but if we allow God to wrap our roots around them, we too can grow to be tall and strong. This is most noticeably revealed when the floodwaters come and expose our roots.

I reveal my roots in these paintings.