Friday, March 13, 2009

Revisiting past work

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.


Sheila said...

Wow! ... I was speechless for a few minutes fingers poised over the keyboard. I was touched after reading your story then struck by your powerful painting. I believe you did experience divine intervention with that event. Thanks for sharing with us more of that beautiful and intriguing tapestry of Tracey Clarke.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

I can't say it any better than Sheila just did.

A VERY powerful, emotionally moving painting Tracey. Thanks for sharing it and your story.

God Bless!