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Deep: Fall Series Art Exhibit September 2015

Mike Woodruff Planted by Streams of Water Acrylic on Board Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

Florence Johnson In The Beginning Oil on Canvas John 1:1 “In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Proverbs 8:27 “I was there when He set the heavens in place…”

Florence Johnson Journey India Ink on Bristol Board Years ago, I saw a WWII Picture of an elderly couple helping each other walk through the rubble in their streets. My thoughts were the deep level of character, love and commitment that was shown. Our personal, spiritual depth grows deeper as we move beyond our personal needs and assist others in God’s love and grace.

Zach Moore Look Above Giclée photo prints on Epson Ultrasmooth™ Fine Art Paper In order to gain depth in life, it is important to look at our lives and how we can evaluate life from different perspectives that are not commonly found it today’s culture. We need God’s perspective [look above] as we honestly look to see ourselves as we are and not who we wish or even think we should be [look within]. We need to remember that life is short [look ahead], and we will one day have to give God an account of how we’ve lived and what we’ve done (or have not done) with the time, gifts, abilities, and experience He’s given us.

Zach Moore Look Within Giclée photo prints on Epson Ultrasmooth™ Fine Art Paper

Zach Moore Look Ahead Giclée photo prints on Epson Ultrasmooth™ Fine Art Paper

Derek Moore General Statement These pieces are in the tradition of “Momento Mori” which is Latin for “remember (that you have) to die.” Visual meditations on Psalm 90 inspired this series of momento mori works as a reminder to focus on developing character, realizing life is short, there are things that truly matter and much that does not. What little time I have should be spent on what matters.

Derek Moore Your Number [0] When Called It’s Your Turn Gouache overpainting on a Giclée photo print Gouache, the media used for this piece, is not considered a permanent media like oil paint. Gouache, like life, it is fragile and temporary. Gouache dries very fast, you have to work fast. Overpainting photos is an illustration technique that enables speed. This piece was done in one sitting and was used by the artist to be reminded how fast time flies, like the living of life… one hopes what results is something good. All our days are numbered, when called, it’s your turn.

Derek Moore From Dust to Dust Acrylic through handcut stencils on board Another “fast” piece. Inspired by stencil graffiti in Paris… furtive efforts of anonymous art sprayed just off the beaten path. It is not so much about being seen [quite the opposite in fact], recognized or admired. It is simply about making a mark, leaving something of beauty, or that is provocative, behind as a visual reward or challenge for others who’ve left the beaten path.

Derek Moore Seed Giclée photo print on Epson Ultrasmooth™ Fine Art Paper A skull reminds us of the grave. A seed seems dead till it’s planted. It grows, flowers, flourishes, bears seeds, and dies. A seed seems dead till it’s planted.

Jane Ellefson Teach Us To Number Our Days Oil on Panel This is a painting about divine design, wisdom and humility. It depicts my father’s transition into eternity and is based on Psalm 90:12, “Lord, teach us to number our days aright so that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” and Proverbs 11:2, “With humility comes wisdom.” God’s wisdom is evident throughout all creation and is woven into the intricacies of our lives – even to the moment of our death. The superimposed grid and spiral reference the mathematical Golden Mean (aka Divine Proportion), which is echoed in the spiral of the shell. This work references Lamentation of the Dead Christ by Mantegna.

DOUG WAGGONER General Statement God created physics and chemistry and used those tools as building blocks of the universe. Man has tried to harness those same tools to create inorganic materials and technologies. We observe the progress of man, and on one hand, the advancements seem significant. But when those accomplishments are seen in the light of the magnificent beauty we see all around us (even in our own back yard) it reminds us of the fleeting nature of man’s advancements, and puts into perspective what is truly significant in our lives.






Anita Kaiser Reflections Oil on Linen

Anita Kaiser Your World At My Feet Oil on Canvas Proverbs 5: 15-18 Share your love with only your wife‌ She is a fountain of blessing for you‌ May you always be captivated by her love. Proverbs 18:22 A man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the Lord

Anita Kaiser A River Runs Through Oil on Canvas Proverbs 18:4 A person’s words can be life giving water, Words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook

Curt Olson General Statement With every empty canvas or sheet of paper, God’s creation is just waiting to be captured by light, color and shapes. I love landscapes, water and sky for the amazing compositions God’s beautiful creation provides – an ever changing canvas just waiting to be captured. Skies in particular speak of God’s majesty, glory and eternal nature. The vastness of the sky is a constant reminder to us of eternity, always above us, and always bidding us to live for what is lasting.

Curt Olson Breathtaking Moment on North Twin Acrylic on Canvas

Curt Olson Splendor of God’s Presence Pen and Ink on Paper

Brad Coleman General Statement These paintings are reproductions of magnified cross sections of the paint from master paintings that have been analyzed using ultraviolet light. This process is called “reflectography” and generates a computer image of the layers of paint beneath the painting’s surface. That image can be used to study the artist’s painting process. There is a long tradition of students copying mster paintings. I am copying the paint from master paintings. A painting has an illusion that is created on it’s surface…that of the subject being painted. But beneath the surface of the paint is another level of reality. In the same way, we often project an illusion on the surface of our lives for others to see. But beneath the surface of that invented identity is another realty; our true self, our heart, our inner life.

Brad Coleman Magnified Cross Section of the Paint from a Master Painting Pen and Ink on Paper

Brad Coleman Magnified Cross Section of the Paint from a Master Painting Pen and Ink on Paper

Brad Coleman Magnified Cross Section of the Paint from a Master Painting Pen and Ink on Paper

Nick Roach Blessed Posture Graphite on Paper “Blessed Posture” represents the fundamental stance of a disciple’s heart. These hands can accomplish so much from this one, simple position: they have surrendered; they are ready to receive from God; they have just given a blessing to another; they are savoring the unfathomable glory of God. A lyric from Rend Collective sums it up well, “In these empty hands, I have all I need - the pure joy of knowing You, my Lord.”

Mike Tanner Untitled mixed media See yourself See the Cross How deep does it go?

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