I’ve continued to contemplate Biblical things and this has led to some paintings of mysterious symbolism. Maybe weird, maybe overused. They come mainly from ideas and images I get while reading the text.
Here is one that may look a bit familiar, from the beginning of John:
I’m still not happy with the way I draw guys, sigh….. they always look so boring when I draw them. Where is the emotion?!?!?!?
I think this is a very strange image. Not because of the content so much as the color and composition. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something about it is just kind of weird…
And last but not least: After showing my images from John to my art group and going on about how I liked movie trailers, they challenged me to draw a trailer for the book of John. And so I did. It’s actually a really long scroll of brown paper that reads like a long continuous comic strip. Here’s a piece:
The scan looks so unfortunate I was not inspired to document it any further via scanner. The actual object though is pretty intriguing if I do say so myself. I’ve never really done anything like it before. So I will say again: more to come!