Lent 2017 Collection
- Acrylic on canvas. 24″x30″
Ash Wednesday is the start of the Lent, a time of prayer and fasting when we intentionally draw near to Christ and remember all he gave up to draw near to us. I didn’t grow up observing Ash Wednesday or Lent, but I’ve come to see this season as a beautiful time of the year that makes Easter seem all the more significant.
- The palm branches depicted in this piece represent giving up old things. Traditionally, the ashes used in Ash Wednesday services come from burning the previous year’s Palm Sunday branches. The four gold lines forming the shape of the cross represent the forty days until the crucifixion.
Palm Sunday is the day the Church celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. On this day we join with Christians all over the world in saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mat. 21:9).
Acrylic on Canvas. 24″x30.”
Maundy Thursday, the day commemorating the Last Supper when Jesus was with the disciples in the upper room where he had his last Passover meal (Luke 22:27-38) and washed their feet (John 13:2-17).
- The flower in this painting is hyssop, which has much significance in scripture in both Passover (Ex. 12:22) and Jesus crucifixion (John 19:28-30). The gold rectangle represents the table that Jesus and the disciples gathered around. “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” — Ps. 51:7
Acrylic on canvas. 24″x30.” // Good Friday, the day commemorating the crucifixion. // The thorn tree in this piece represents the crown of thorns that was placed on Jesus’ head (John 19:2), and the gold circle represent Jesus’ eternal, heavenly crown and His victory over death. “‘Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?’ Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” — 1 Cor. 15:55-57
Acrylic on canvas. 24″x30.” // The flower in this piece is rose of Sharon, which is a reference to Jesus in Song of Solomon. The three gold lines represent the Trinity. // “He is not here, he has risen just as he said.” — Mat. 28:6.