Night of Artists is having their annual Art Auction and my submission this year is an
18″ x 24″ mixed media painting called “Breath of Heaven”.
Most of my paintings tend to be inspired by a Bible passage but the inspiration for this piece comes from several different verses that all spoke to me.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth Psalm 33:6
In his hands is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4
You see my grandmother who I am very close with has by God’s grace survived through skin cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer and has now recently had more cancer found in her other lung. As I was thinking over the unfairness that is cancer and was petitioning God for healing for her I was given this image and message that even though the breath in her lungs may fail her body, the breath of God in her soul will never fail. The same breath that formed the Heavens and gave life and form to everything can also live within us and that alone is awe inspiring to me. So in this painting the “sky” breathes, as layers of cells/earth have life and breath radiating out of them.
If you’d like to own this one of kind mixed media painting you can place your bid online here: