By learning about the attributes of God, the Grade 7/8 class has also been considering how they can praise Him for who he really is, and learn to more closely reflect his attributes themselves. During our classes, they each chose an attribute as the theme for an original piece of art which included paint, collaged materials, and scripture or a worship song. Check out some of their artwork below, as well as excerpts from their artists’ statements.
An infinity symbol was once used to mean perfection.
I am not perfect, but God is. He sacrificed his only son to save us,
and I could never be more grateful for Him.
I made an infinity symbol for my Bible verse to go on. This symbol shows
that His work is not finished and that He will always be there for us.
When I chose the attribute of holiness, I thought of Moses and the burning bush.
God told Moses to take off his sandals because he was on holy ground.
The verses I picked to write onto my artwork were from 1 Peter 1:15-16,
which talk about how we should be holy because God is holy.
The rings are a symbol of faithfulness in that when two people get
married, they are promising to be faithful to each other,
as God is faithful to you and you are faithful to God.
Some of the examples of sin in this artwork include gossiping,
the devil, physical violence such as guns and knives, and more.
The sunrise and its rays, represented by the cut paper, spatter paint,
and glass, cover the sin and all of its elements. This symbolizes
how God has covered all of our sin with his Holy Light.
The people in oppressive countries, preaching the love of Christ and
risking their lives, they are the yellow at the center of my painting.
The people that build up others are the layers who keep the light
flaming and keep the light of Christ shining in a dark world.
(the featured artwork at the beginning of this blog)
The three lobes (of the triquetra) represent the Father, the Son, and
the Holy Spirit. The colours I used (gold and white) are meant to give
the impression of holiness. I drew inspiration from beams of light in
the way that I pasted and placed the magazine pieces.