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Tears of Blood

For some strange reason I have a morbid fetish for eyes crying bloody red.  Of course the expression is not all too uncommon; you'd often hear that as reference to the extreme degree of anguish a person goes through, or when someone is working themselves to near death to try and achieve a dream.  Nowadays… Continue reading Tears of Blood

Expressionism

Pieta 2

Pieta is a Christian symbol often associated with a Mother Mary carrying the body of Jesus Christ in her lap, a poignant story of a mother mourning the loss of her child.  Pieta can be associated with lots of things outside of Christian context.  In any circumstances a loss of an innocent life due to… Continue reading Pieta 2

Biblical Expression

He Suffers with Us…

17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is… Continue reading He Suffers with Us…

Biblical Expression

Pierced | Crushed

Hi been a while.  I want to share some work I've done during the last month of 2015.    He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our inequities... Isaiah 53:5 Throughout art history we have seen many depictions of Jesus Christ.  Most of them presents him in rich decor and radiant lights to highlight… Continue reading Pierced | Crushed

Biblical Expression

No Fear…

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. - Psalms 23:4 You probably seen this familiar phrase - NO FEAR.  A popular apparel franchise for the young and the fearless who live to go… Continue reading No Fear…

Expressionism

The Radiance

This piece was inspired by a track from Linkin Park's "A Thousand Suns" titled "the Radiance" in which it is a clip of an old interview with the renowned phycisist Robert Oppenheimer, who was responsible for creating mankind's greatest destruction force- the atomic bomb.  In the clip Oppie likened himself to a Hindu deity Vishnu… Continue reading The Radiance

Expressionism

The Millenial Valkyrie

In ancient Norse mythology a Valkyrie was an angelic spirit that lead the soul of a fallen warrior to his eternal rest in the heavenly realm of Asgard.  It is said that those that receive favor in the eyes of the gods will see a Valkyrie that are otherwise invisible to the naked eyes, and… Continue reading The Millenial Valkyrie

Expressionism

The Embrace

Here another one of Kollowitz inspired charcoal drawing. Much of her work dealt with confrontation with Death, and this is somewhat the opposite- sometimes people when they feel overwhelmed by life they long for end to their sufferings, and so they gladly take the Death's cold embrace. Of course I know suicide is never the… Continue reading The Embrace

Musical Sunday Presents

Musical Sunday Presents: Kansas – Dust in the Wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2w6Oxx0kQ A song about mortality and the futility of mans attempt to hold on to what does not last. It is also biblical in a sense that we were all created from dust, "and to dust we shall return." I actually find myself drawn more and more to old songs these days, I guess for… Continue reading Musical Sunday Presents: Kansas – Dust in the Wind

Expressionism

Pieta

Pie·tà [pee-ey-tah, pyey-tah, pee-ey-tuh, pyey-] Show IPA noun ( sometimes lowercase ) Fine Arts. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, usually shown held on her lap. Origin: 1635–45; < Italian: literally, pity < Latin pietās piety; cf. pity Pretty self-explanatory here. It's based solidly on Michaelangelo's famous… Continue reading Pieta