Art in Heaven 2007
God Is All Around
I have included animals and nature in my image: they are beautiful and sometimes remind us of god. I’ve painted a mother and child and white dove, symbols for love and peace. These two features of the painting are very important, things without which we cannot live. Even though there are bad things that happen in the world, there is always something to remind us of God’s presence. God is not demanding: he interferes very little with issues such as suffering. I have tried to capture here the ways our choices effect others. The war scene symbolises lack of tolerance, which leads to destruction. In my spiritual understanding, God is all around. I love to paint and draw and this picture shows my feelings about God and his influence on the world.