Friday, January 2, 2009

Beautiful Artwork!

David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled "Who's Your Hero". Check out his website at to see more of his precious art.

The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I've often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I've tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.

One of the greatest human needs is a sense of security. In all aspects of life, we naturally gravitate towards anything that makes us feel safe. In this piece, I wanted to convey a sense of complete peace and calm like only the Savior can provide. It's a security that allows us to rest assured, without fear or worry, when we put ourselves trustingly in His arms. Little children have that inherent kind of trust in their parents, so it's fitting that the man and girl who modeled for "Security" are actually father and daughter. They generated
the exact feel I was looking for.

"My Child"
This piece conveys an intimate, up-close-and-personal feeling of the Savior's love. Notice how all the lines draw your attention and point towards Jesus' face in the center. I chose the name "My Child" because the only thing that could compare (even remotely) to Christ's compassion for us is the love of a parent for his/her child. This image is also intended to put things in perspective. Above all, we are God's children first. He allows us the privelege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children.


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome! Make sure you e-mail David Bowman directly and let him know your blog address and mailing address and which 8x10 free signed print you want :) ♥ Hugs! Shauna

The Crash Test Dummy said...

OMGOSH! First, what beautiful art! Second, I love your Jack Johnson quote and photo. I totally love Jack Johnson. I had a JJ sighting the other day, (of course cuz I live in Hawaii). His neice is on my daughters soccer team, as fate would have it. Third, HOW Totally FUN to see my button on your sidebar! MUCHOS MAHALO! You're a rock star. Fourth, Thanks for following me. Fifth, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SWIRL said...

Just read your great article on womendoingmore...

just wanted to pop in and say hi

Heatherlyn Colt said...

This is not related to your blog post, but you said that if I gave you my email you would forward some information on to me. I couldn't find an email to use to give you mine so I'm putting it on here thanks!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Please add to this post that this offer ends Mon. Jan. 5th 2009 at noon! So spread the word for everyone to e-mail David by then :) ♥ Hugs!

Lynn said...

This is my favorite...Sweet !

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?