Invisible Made Visable

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White dotted lines in the picture symbolise the invisible work of God happening behind the scenes. The multi-coloured stripe represents Jesus- God in a tangible form

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation. (Colossians 1:15, NLT)

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Wisdom

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This picture seeks to make the distinction between God’s wisdom and the shortcomings of human reasoning and logic.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Limited Perspective

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This installation requires the audience to look through a small peephole at the top resulting in a limited view of the image below. The purpose of this is to illustrate the limitation of the human mind to ‘see’ and understand the things of God and to instead adopt a child-like faith.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” (Psalm 139:6, ESV)

‘”Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matthew 13:3, NIV)

The Vine

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The straight line in the picture represents Jesus (the vine) and the lines intersecting it believers (the branches). It draws on the principle of bearing good spiritual fruit (works) and that this cannot be achieved through one’s own strength but only through the empowerment of Jesus.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV)

Calvary

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The three hearts on the hill represent the day Jesus and two criminals were crucified. The white heart represents Jesus with red stripes across it (the sins of the world placed upon Him) The red heart on the left represents the criminal who mocked Jesus with the rest of the crowd and did not repent of his sin, and therefore died and went to hell. The heart on the right of Jesus is still red, but has a white heart inside. This represents the other criminal that asked Jesus for forgiveness, and was granted eternity in heaven. (Luke 23) The black background is especially symbolic in this painting as it represents the colour of the sky during Jesus’ crucifixion as the bible states “At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock” (Matthews 27:45).