Dove Above, 24″ x 24″ oil on panel
Dove Above is a continuation of my Emanuel 9 series. The presence of the Holy Spirit has appeared in a number of recent works. The symbol of the Dove interceding in our lives is comforting and compelling, not only for me as a Christian, but also for anyone longing for connection and meaning, particularly as our world seems to be moving increasingly away from peace and into chaos. The field of Gerber Daisies is a particularly potent floral image, as it is one of my favorite flowers, because of it’s intense opulence. I enjoy the juxtaposition of nature’s abundance with this spiritual other-worldliness.