The series of work begins with the best efforts of humanity and how
despite even the best intentions, the world is still full of injustice and
suffering. In this painting an apple and a pear are claimed to be equal
when in fact they are not. In a similar way it is not just to pretend there is
equality amongst all people when there is not, or even to show partiality
in (bias) in judgment. This picture raises the question as to whether there
is such a thing as true fairness in humanity.
The scales are measuring the effort that two people put into a task and how this objectively weighs up. The conclusion from this image is that a wholehearted effort is greater than a half-hearted effort. The idea of always having a wholehearted attitude somewhat contradicts the current trend supporting things mediocre and status quo.
This picture depicts the somewhat pointless argument of whether logical
or creative people are better or more important than others. This idea is
shown through the use of a division symbol in the middle of the rubix
cube (logical thinkers) and the seemingly chaotic ball of string (creative
The “Grace Equation” is a series of 13 works that illustrate the story of personal salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how this occurs through the use of symbols. The colour black represents the darkness and sin in the world. The red heart represents the sinful state of heart whereby the deserved consequence of sin is eternal death and suffering. The white represents God and the Holy Spirit and the white Jesus.
This picture mathematically shows how sinners (red heart) can be made righteous in the sight of God (the requirement for an intimate relationship with him and for eternal life in heaven) made possible by the grace of Jesus (white heart) when he died and rose again. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1, NIV)
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