About this time of year I get several emails from churches or christian organizations about my early work which was very centered on my faith. Most want to use an image in reproduction or in a power point. I was filling one of those requests this morning and revisiting a fifteen year old painting that continues to impact people. It doesn't seem to matter where people are in their belief or lack of belief about God, I get plenty of strong response to this painting.
I was a bit stunned by how it even impacted me seeing it again. It is enormous at 60 x 48 and resides at a friend's home about an hour south of where I live.
What I remember back then was being so struck with the absolute evil of murder, of the extermination of a human life while reading the story of Cain and Abel. I had a very supernatural experience only weeks before that in simple terms took me from a devout atheist to a true believer in Jesus. Long story that is much more complicated.....but here is the painting.