Friday, February 08, 2008

Flowers in heaven

Here's an interesting close up of one of the pictures currently hanging at the Genoa City Library.

For this piece I used a very thin piece of my handmade paper which was applied to a piece of black archival foam board with Perfect Paper Adhesive. The handmade paper was so thin that the PPA bled through, and at first I panicked, but then I ended up loving the unexpected "cosmic" effect.

Will there be flowers in heaven? I think so. We know there will be at least two big trees (Revelation 22:2), and flowers were actually one of God's favorite art subjects. When he gave instructions to Bezalel and Ohliab, the two artists he handpicked and empowered to create the items in Israel's tabernacle, flowers (and palm leaves) were among God's most requested decorations. You can read more about it starting in Exodus 31.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous dvrbon said...

Liz,
Flowers in heaven is a beautiful thought!
When I saw this piece on your website, it looked like the flowers were on clouds, which is very fitting for the heaven theme.
Beautiful work.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous AustinFlowers said...

Very cool art work.

Flowers, fig trees and the tree of life...

3:07 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Thank you dvrbon and austinflowers.

Elizabeth

11:05 AM  

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