Shelter of Delight
Shelter of Delight
Narrative: Billowing pathways of tender fragrance cocoon me, and draw me in. The delightful pink shimmer in the maze most welcoming. Velvety petals fresh and bright, raise joyful melodies that bubble up. My journey – a choice – an intention birthed by perfect Love that existed before time began. Tranquillity wafts like warm sunshine melting me, drawing me closer to my source of comfort – my Maker. All else fades in the depth, warmth and wonder of the moment. Adoration flows and blossoms in the Shelter of the Sweet Satisfying Presence of Abba Father – Who is my vital necessity. Here my heart sings, immersed and joining in angelic symphony
About the art: This artwork was painted over a number of months, created originally at a City-wide Worship Evening at Church. and then completed approximately six months later when I felt led to complete the artwork during the time of the very fast and sudden steps taken to implement social distancing as part of a world-wide pandemic. I felt Abba Father is calling His children to Intimacy with Him. The artwork is done is pinks - representing joy and the Holy Spirit, and white - speaking of purity, redemption and the Church as the Bride of Christ. The petals of the beautiful peonie flower forming a maze of delight - leading deeper and deeper into the fragrant and special essence of being 'lost' in a special time of conversation and interaction with Abba Father.
Inspiration: Psalm 27: 3-14 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
From the artist:
For me personally this artwork is an invitation to intentionally seek to spend time in the the presence of our Creator God... to come away to a special place - to be 'lost' in the moment when you have no awareness of time, circumstance or individuality.
Acrylic on Canvas, finished with clear satin varnish. The artwork is signed in the front and is ready to hang.
Dimensions: 76cm=width x 51cm = high x 3.8cm = deep