I have always loved Isaiah 61:3- the prophetic declaration of what Jesus would come and do for humanity! It states,
”To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified.”
This series all began with a dark background of course texture medium, mimicking a “rough beginning” or pile of ashes. As vibrant, colorful paint is added, a beautiful flower is formed, turning the hopeless ashes into something beautiful! The paintings are finished with a brilliant gold and gloss varnish. These paintings are symbolic of the work of redemption Jesus does for us. We become new creations, the righteousness of God through faith!