Saturday, November 8, 2014

Scars of Man

Scars of Man
Psalm 40:5
Man has a baneful disposition to label his fellow man. Failure, beauteous, impotent, successful and naïve are a few titles that he sears to the conscience of others. What label do people place on you? Do you let it dictate who you are and how you view yourself? God has given us none of these labels. He has created us in His image.and has taken the time to dress the lilies of the field and the birds of the air for our pleasure and fulfillment. Never confuse the thoughts that man has for you with who you really are.

This is one of my favorite pieces. It is part of a series entitled "Introspection". In a time of 2-3 weeks, I composed a body of 13 works for display at Central Texas College. This series focused on my thoughts and opinions of the world and life in general. This is a contrast to my previous series entitled "Testament of the Miraculous" in which I painted my rendition of life stories told to me by others.

Lorena Bobbit, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Hitler...

 When you hear these names, you automatically remember one thing they have done in their lives and you automatically create a connotation for the bad or good.
What people say about us or write about us enternalizes us. Words are very potent. But no matter what our "label", we must understand that God's label is the only label that will ever truly matter.

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