some fantastic artwork

Paper collaging work in progress

This piece belongs in the huge collections of biblical illustrations I began a few years ago. It’s depicting a part of Acts (chapter 7) that recaps a bunch of Jewish history. I’m working this in so many different layers and mediums it’s getting really fun. It’s maybe half done now. So far, the locust swarm is my favorite part. It took me a few tries to get the body right. Each image I’ve pasted in seems to tell two different parts of the story.  The tent and the star are still very rough sketches regarding the star of David and the tent of Molek. I just looked this up and found that Molek means king. One of the long running stories that connects a lot of the books of the bible is this: people worship men as gods and it causes their down falls or exiles. If Molek David were how it was said then would it also be Molek Jesus?  Acts 7:43 says “You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.”

 

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