These first two paintings (from a series of six paintings) were part of a Four Artist Christmas Invitational at the Asheville Art Museum in 1993.
They were 48 x 48 panels with torn canvas / veil. The veil is a metaphor of separation or hiddenness. When Christ died, the veil of the Jewish temple was torn from above, allowing man access to the holy God. "The mystery hidden for ages" became the focal point of time and space and history.
Like CS Lewis said about the Incarnation, "If the thing happened, it was the central event in the history of the earth" (from Miracles, chap.14).
(If you would like to see the others paintings in this series, please check images: purchased.)
The monotypes also deal with the holiness of God and the shekinah glory now accessible through the tearing of the Old Covenant temple veil. The Lamb is on the mercy seat.
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