Contemplating through Art~ Good Friday 2016

A different way of observing Good Friday and celebrating Easter this year – contemplating about God through art.  An Art Exhibition featuring art pieces by our very own Shalom members … simple yet from the heart artwork.  Take time talking with God, or pen down what brings to your attention after viewing and contemplation on every art piece, put up here in this virtual Art Space.

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Artwork : “Untitled (2016)” |  Medium : Canvas and Black Paint

The artwork starts off as a blank canvas – like a clean slate, the way mankind was made, perfect and pure.  The symbolic meaning of the black paint is sin.  As the canvas gets darker and darker, it becomes messy and confusing, layers of pictures and words that meld together and do not make sense.  It mirrors the entry of sin into our lives.  However, if you press on through the darkness, eventually Christ’s face is revealed.  The more we reflect and seek Christ, the darker your sins appear, but also the brighter Christ’s salvation becomes.

Ponder on this: Can we ever right our own wrongs, or earn God’s mercies? Take time to thank Jesus Christ for His sacrifice.

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Title : The Joy of Salvation in Jesus Christ |  Medium : Acrylic

 Psalm 35:9  Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in His Salvation
My soul shall be joyful in the Lord
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid
For Lord, is my strength and song
He also has become my salvation
Therefore with joy you will draw water from the well of salvation

As you enjoy looking at the art piece, reflect upon God’s Goodness to us especially His Salvation.

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Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42 & Luke 22:39-46
Jesus was anguished to the point of death at the Garden of Gethsemane.  He even requested the Father to take away the suffering, if it is possible. However, He is willing to submit to God’s will to accomplish His Mission of coming down to earth. Being God and limiting himself to being human, He suffered and die for you and me.

As you look at the art piece depicting the above scene, reflect upon Christ’s suffering and the significance of it.
~who did Christ suffered for ?
~why did Christ chose to obey God?
~what is it so significant that Christ must die ?

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Title : “Apart from Me You Can Do Nothing”
Ceramic Stoneware, Slab Work

Here is a vase made by sinful hands, borne out of a distracted mind and anxious heart.  It aches to be a fitting memento to this season but the creative process has been fraught, revealing the only fitting title for it.

Each panel of the vase reminds us of who Jesus is, and who we are, and how we should respond to His commands and His promises.

Panel 1 : John 15: 1-5
Panel 2 : John 21:1-9
Panel 3 : Mark 4:35-41

Take some time to ponder: have you been remembering these things about Him? How has your walk with Him been if you have or have not?

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