"It shines like darkness" // Original painting on paper, 8"x8"
Title: "It shines like darkness" (2022)
Ink-dyed kozo (mulberry paper), acrylic ink, gold foil, and mica powder on watercolor paper.
Would He not leave my few days alone?
Withdraw from me so that I may have a little cheerfulness
Before I go—and I shall not return--
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
The land of utter gloom like darkness itself,
Of deep shadow without order,
And it shines like darkness.
About this painting:
This is from a series of small paintings made from the leftover pieces of kozo as I made O Mirabile Mysterium. I have been in a season of difficult health for over a year. In the depths of frustration and sadness over having diminished capacities, something as simple as creating beauty from the leftovers reminds me that even though I feel like I can't offer what feels like the best of me, God will make beauty with whatever limited resources I bring.
Original collage painting in deep blues, charcoal, gold, navy, sepia.
This painting will NOT come framed. Frame in photograph is just to give an example of what it will look like when you frame it.
All artwork is signed on the back. Can be signed on the front at collector's request.
Keep in mind that paintings can look slightly different in person. I paint using a lot of texture, so they are even better when you can see them in person - it is hard to capture here!
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