A New Year, A New Artist and More...

Well...there is so much to cover, so much to do, "So little to do, so much time," as Willy Wonka would say -- "Scratch that, reverse."

We returned last night from California after a wonderful week of Disneyland and the Rose Parade. I have a couple of blogs I'll be writing to cover them and the amazing world we live in -- but today, I wanted to highlight an artist who is trying to promote himself.

David Bowman. I love his art work and wanted to share it with you. He was holding a contest where you could get a free print, but unfortunately, it ended today. I figured you would still appreciate his work, and so I'm sharing three of my favorite pieces of his here.

From his website:
David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled "Who's Your Hero". Check out his website at www.bowman-art.com to see more of his precious art.


"Innocence"
The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I've often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I've tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.



"Security"
One of the greatest human needs is a sense of security. In all aspects of life, we naturally gravitate towards anything that makes us feel safe. In this piece, I wanted to convey a sense of complete peace and calm like only the Savior can provide. It's a security that allows us to rest assured, without fear or worry, when we put ourselves trustingly in His arms. Little children have that inherent kind of trust in their parents, so it's fitting that the man and girl who modeled for "Security" are actually father and daughter. They generated the exact feel I was looking for.



"My Child"
This piece conveys an intimate, up-close-and-personal feeling of the Savior's love. Notice how all the lines draw your attention and point towards Jesus' face in the center. I chose the name "My Child" because the only thing that could compare (even remotely) to Christ's compassion for us is the love of a parent for his/her child. This image is also intended to put things in perspective. Above all, we are God's children first. He allows us the privelege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children here on earth.

Isn't his work just amazing? I am constantly amazed at the gifts and talent to be found and shared with others. I hope you'll go to his website and look through his other works -- he really has done a good job.

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Comments

Tristi Pinkston said…
These pictures are gorgeous.

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