Michael Mize Unity 1 (Ephesians 4:4-6)
- 10" x 13" x 2"
- Religious / Christian symbolism
- Mixed Media / 2-D
Unity 1 (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Completed as part of an annual art lock-in we do at the high school where I teach, this painting was the first effort in exploring a new verse that seemed to fit with my ideas in the Joyflow series. While I still have several ideas for canvases filled with numerous lines (ex. Salvation), I've lately been taken with the image of a bold, solitary line. I enjoy the singularity of one image carrying the weight of the triune nature of God. One God, three persons. Ephesians 4:4 imbues that idea and more into a poetic repetition of one, "There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (ESV). There is a potency to all of these aspects of faith being wrapped up into one line and I tried to hint at these various topics through the use of different materials (rubber pads, paper towels, tissue paper, drywall tape, etc) and multiple edges within the one line. It is a verse that I'm confident I will return to and this is simply the first venture into exploring its depths.