Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On the Road AGAIN!

Finally the second piece is finished. Other than showing it to my DH, no one else has seen it--so I'm sharing it with all of you next!! This piece is also done on a 16x20 canvas covered by fabric. It is called "Precious in His Sight". The figures on each of the playing cards represents a child of a different race and class. I had a blast "styling" each child's hair! Jayleigh, there's even a copper curly head, just like you!! In fact, Jayleigh, I thought of you often while I was putting this one together.

The King, of course, represents our Heavenly Father, who with his huge "heart" loves all his children equally.

Perhaps it is unnecessary to point out the following (but I shall anyway!):

The four quadrants are red, yellow, black, and white.

The four rows are red, yellow, black, and white.

In each row, the "triangle" of paper on the cards is a variant of the color of the first card in the row.

I reserved the last row (higher ranking cards) for the "white" row because many whites "think" they are superior. But at the foot of the cross, in the shadow of His love, we are all truly equal. Each child is precious and worth more than all the treasure on earth.

You, dear friend, are precious in His sight!

Here are a few more pictures to show some of the details.


Jayleigh said...

Beyond beautiful. Joyce, this piece has moved me to tears.

1. That was my FAVORITE Sunday School song growing up.

2. I love the colors. My living room has those warm rich tones and they just make me happy!

3. I LOVE that you used playing cards.

4. I love the wild hair!

You are so talented. I can completely appreciate your mixed media pieces, but I don't know if I could ever CREATE with much success.

Anyway, YAY GOD, for Joyce's amazing talent!

Joyce said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your words mean more than you can possibly know.


David said...

i like the new look!
that tree wrecked cabin was NOT mine.

Corry said...

What wonderful pieces of art! God has truly blessed you.

God's Grace.