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Michael Mize The Most High (Psalm 47:2)

The Lord AlmightyUnity 1 (Ephesians 4:4-6)Light of the World (John 12:46)The Helper (John 14:26)Messiah (Isaiah 53)Salvation (2 Cor 5:17)Gift (Acts 2:38)Trinity (Proverbs 3:5-6)The Most High (Psalm 47:2)Lavish (1 John 3:1)Epiphany (Psalm 139:14)Genesis
The Most High (Psalm 47:2)
11" x 14"
Religious / Christian symbolism
Mixed Media / 2-D
Not For Sale

The Most High (Psalm 47:2)

This painting, along with Lavish (1 John 3:1), was made to be offered in an art auction fundraiser we held at the high school where I teach art. I was particularily inspired by some of the techniques demonstrated by a visiting artist we hosted at an all day workshop for our students. Her work frequently included modeling paste and colored pencils over the surface of acrylic paint. This created a look that really resonated with me as I imagined it being introduced into my own Joyflow series, and this piece is the first resulting work. This painting is also smaller than others in the series, 11" x 14", a size that is much more managable for me and my currently busy life, which allows for limited studio time. It is also the first painting in a shorter series of "portraits" I'm planning that showcase each of the individual lines in the Joyflow series and are intended to act as a sort of "legend" or "key" for interpreting the symbolism that continues to develop as I explore my Christian faith through this structure of colored lines and forms. In this first portrait of God, who is always represented by the yellow and orange line, I wanted to create something that spoke of his majesty and strength. The verse that accompanies the painting describes him quite succintly, "How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth!"