HOLY HANDS WORSHIP – All things made show His glory
Holy hands worship pencil illustration
The structure of an engineer
Framed levers function on fluid joints
Housed in a tabernacle
The vessel of a greater mind
Seen by many
They are not blind
Lifted in grace and truth
Faith beneath the firmament
Never subject to a polling booth
Seeing a royalty free illustration drawn in 1879 inspired me to think outside the square.
I have always enjoyed illustration techniques from masters of old.
During my early years, I remember mum’s doodles while she was talking on the phone to friends. She drew lines with an ink pen or lead pencil on a notepad beside the old handset phone used to ring the exchange and wait for a telephonist to plug our line into the line required. That doesn’t seem that long ago. The need to communicate will not change. The rapid increase in knowledge and technology makes those phones obsolete.
Despite rapid change in technology the timeless, creative, storytelling pencil and ink illustration tools have not changed.
I researched books of medical illustrations, studied the human body, visited many places of worship and crowded sporting complexes to see the wonders of mankind living out their passions. Much of life’s celebrations is expressed through raised hands.
I recently visited a house of worship and watched uplifted hands toward heaven. The participant’s inner selves were being reflected in worship toward a God who could not be seen with the natural eyes. What was happening inside the structure of the raised hands captured my imagination. It was clear they had an unashamed connection to the invisible. When I realized what was happening in their spirit I had this idea that the God they worship made their skeleton and flesh to house the spirit in which they worshipped. This revelation had to be drawn.
The visible is reflecting the invisible for which no amount of skepticism will change the reality of those who have known the experience.
The amazing thing to me is that with my hands I have drawn this image and for any medical practitioner or one who understands the body functions it really is a marvel beyond certain levels of comprehension. Mans opinions in a polling booth cannot change this fact.
God made us in His image and likeness and placed us in a dirt body. He can fix any broken body. Anyone fixed person wants to raise their hands in praise Him who knows better. Of that I am sure.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – * Reproductions are available
6b and 4b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper. The illustration is protected with matt UV archival varnish.
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25 LIMITED EDITIONS “PENCIL ENHANCED” FINE ART PAPER REPRODUCTIONS
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* Pencil enhanced Giclée Fine Art Papers.
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Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150 | 650 x short side – $925
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Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145 | 420 x short side – $95
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FASHION and PRODUCTS
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