Wednesday, November 29, 2006

behold the lamb of god

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Tree of Life! Awesome job.

-Todd Trembley

Aaron said...

thanks for this, phil.
i needed a visual reminder that Jesus is the resurrection and life... that he brings life from death and brokenness... that though the coldness of winter is all around, we can have hope for redemption come spring...

it's beautiful.

elnellis said...

thanks for the feedback guys. when i painted it i had an image of a bird ascending with feathers falling in my mind, but several people have noted the treeishness with leaves falling. i love what the reader brings to the text... even more interesting that the author's intent... ah hermeneutics.

cris said...

I saw feathers. And now the leaves interest me since there is no tree. Thanks for sharing your work. What brought about a crucifixion picture at the beginning of Advent?

cris said...

I should clarify--Christ was hung on a tree, yet there is no cross in this picture. The viewer places it in.

Aaron said...

i saw christ as the tree...
... losing his leaves, preparing for the death of winter
... but look up in hope for the redemption of spring...

elnellis said...

SOLD- congrats jen g. and thanks for the support!!

Emily said...

yay! my roommate owns this and now i get to appreciate its awesomeness firsthand :-)!!

Mary Kilian said...

I almost fought for it, but I get to view it everyday on my mantle. Thanks for offering it for the auction.--Mary Kilian

jen said...

phil, thank YOU.