Journeying, 9 x 3" Mixed Media
This is true of my life, and I suspect true of the whole human condition. There are difficult passages along with times of great beauty. But, woven throughout - in each passage, along each bend, in the wild rapids, and in the calm quiet areas, is one constant - God's pursuit of our hearts. It takes looking for it to see it, sometimes ... because the wild rush of life is so much upon us. Sometimes it doesn't seem as if he's there at all, that maybe he's walked away and left us in the wilds alone. Yet, that is not what God says. He says he is there with us, waiting, watching, protecting, working ... because he is passionate about his relationship with each one of us. That is a strong word from a trustworthy God! May we all stop for a moment in the wild rush of life - and experience the passionate pursuit of God for our individual hearts.
(ideas from Exodus and in particular, Ex. 34:14)
This small tryptych is meant to be seen as a whole, though each part is different. It is mixed media - acrylic and oil pastel. Though you can't see it well here in the photo, it uses metalic and interference paints in places to create a shimmering appearance. I have tried to capture a sense of beauty and mystery in each of the 3 different sections, some darker than others. And I've tried to capture the idea of a meandering river changing course and direction, but always heading toward a destination. All that being said, it may not be a finished piece yet... time will tell if more needs to be done!