Psalm 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways”
Excerpt from book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Art”:
I can explain what the painting means, but as always, the art is a language and you can choose what you want it to mean... also, it may mean something different depending on when you see it. But I'll talk about what I was thinking about for this one. I wanted to do a traditional guardian angel oil painting- in which there's a guardian angel leading a child, but I wanted the danger to be a historical reference to the dangers of these times we live in, so... a city on fire seemed to represent this troubled time. I also added symbolic flowers- snowdrops. The flower is used for both celebrations and for funerals- which seems to represent well the situation we are in.
“When our world burns,
and we are delivered,
there is both grief
and renewal- hope,
that we will have a bright future”
So I painted a snowdrop flower in each hand, knowing that it looks like a sad little flower due to its wilting nature - it grows like that, sort of upside down. But with deeper meaning, the flower symbolizes purity, hope, and a bright future. I believe that we are in a paradox, of simultaneous destruction and creation.
“Well, that’s what I was thinking of…
our cities on fire is heartbreaking, hostile, evil, and depressing.
May we soon be delivered,
and our nations’ children have hope for the future.”
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