the angel and the sinner

stop, stand, stare and absorb

““We be light, we be life, we be fire! We sing electric flame, we rumble underground wind, we dance heaven! Come be we and be free!”

Kate Griffin – A Madness of Angels.

“But I’m a bad priest, you see. I know-from experience-how much beauty Satan carried down with him when he fell. Nobody ever said the fallen angels were the ugly ones. Oh, no, they were just as quick and light…”

Graham Greene – The Power and the Glory.

angels and light

angels

As someone who is a Christian, I am always intrigued by the reality of life and spirituality.

Too often flowery, passive and soft language surrounds the terminology of the church.

What I read in scripture are three men, all of whom were murderers, מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh or Moses), דָּוִד (David) and Sha’ul (Saul or Paul) and such people would have no place or role in modern day westernised society, let alone be acknowledged as leaders. Yet all three underwent enormous changes and became the three of the most well known characters in scripture.

Furthermore, I read in scripture of liars, cheats, murderers, adulterers, all occasionally getting it right.

I also read of encounters with heavenly beings that we call angels, these messengers and emissaries of Ywvh (God).

This body of work shows that a sinner rejects the light, in the darkness, and needs the help of an Angel to turn and acknowledge the light, yet when they recognise the light and breath of God, they are transformed from being dressed in black, and are clothed in white.

I hope that you enjoy this work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

I hope that you take some time to view some of my other work, in my ten-to-zero projects and in the shop.