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The wonder in it all – A visual metaphor of Gods goodness

THE WONDER OF IT ALL – Dolphins universe animals birds

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THE WONDER OF IT ALL – The Logic of God despite COVID-19 Dolphins universe animals birds
Interested collectors, ask at this link for a “First in first serve” acquisition of the completed original or 1 of 15 limited edition acrylic enhanced reproductions. Buy reproductions @ Fine Art America 
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THE PROVERB

Who can compare?
The Logic of God
A marvel
Who can comprehend?
Opinions waver
Only one truth
Visions beyond time
The future or the past
Extraordinary
The first man talks
Animals flourish
Thanx
God
I’m flabbergasted
Who can compare?
The Logic of God
His idea


THE STORY

Look beyond the current climate change narrative of hopeless fear and doom to another magnificent realm.

Look at Ningaloo Reef on the Coral Coast of Western Australia, where the story of this painting began.

“The wonder of it all in the logic of God” is inexhaustible, a celebratory statement about all that He gives us to play with and enjoy. For example, you can look at everything in the universe, including everything on Earth, and still find something new to marvel at. Knowledge is inexhaustible. That is God’s idea.

I have no idea how many molecules of protein are in the bones of dinosaurs, the left eye of a road runner, or the feather of an eagle! Do you? There is so, so much to learn, and everyone I know has all the spiritual eternity to discover knowledge without end.

Read this word from the most important book ever written on earth. “All things were created through him; nothing – not one thing – came into being without him. What came into being was life, and his life was light to live by. The light of life shone out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t quench it. John 1:3-5 The Message Bible

I have experienced this Life-Light and within this painting are numerous personified muses that have come as a result of my questioning of life and its meaning. This modest painting cannot do justice to what I have seen, heard, and discovered.

These are 4 muses that echo my search. Before the beginning began“, “Where are you God to speak to without treason“, “All kissed by a lover’s hand“, and “Billy tea and God“.

The Dove – and The Animal Kingdom

The painted dove is my best attempt to represent a supernatural/spiritual element of the visibility of the Holy Spirit in the physical world. It also represents a universal symbol of peace, brooding over what He has created.

He is to be enjoyed without fear.

Symbolically, He watches over all. He was an equal and responsible partner in creation. He enjoys the pleasure of what they created from the supernatural/spiritual eternal outside the universe.

The Holy Spirit of Peace shares His joy with all who will understand. This is my deep conviction in the metaphor “The Wonder of It All – The Logic of God”. God created everything from nothing and He could have started the process with a controlled big bang! Who knows? I don’t, because I wasn’t there when it started, but He has opened the eyes of my mind to experience this mystery.

Stop, look, and listen

The animal kingdom has something to tell us about the mystery that points to something greater than ourselves.

Each species is unique in its purpose and function. Their biological similarities and differences, colors, modes of transport, reproduction, diet, and limitations all point to the many amazing wonders of the planet.

Think of how we have emulated flight, weaponry, robotics, chemical healing, and communication skills by observing the animal kingdom.

Our privilege

How truly privileged are we to live in this generation?

Every generation has gazed upon the wonders of the universe, awed by its majesty, with questions answered and unanswered.

This generation now has the advantage of using modern technology in our search for answers. Technology and science have bridged the gap between the wonders and realities of the universe, and we are constantly making new and exciting discoveries. Modern innovation has allowed us to take monumental steps that would have been impossible fifty years ago.

The Manufacturer and some questions

For a while, I lacked serenity or a profound belief in my convictions. I had no reference points to judge my ideas. If a creator (God) was real, “Why didn’t he communicate with me?” If he existed, why is there hostility and animosity thriving in this world? Why could he not prevent death and extinction in the animal realm? Where did all this splendor come from that some of us have so recklessly and ignorantly mistreated?

Each species serves a distinct purpose and function. The incredible wonders of this planet are evident through the similar and different biological traits, colors, means of travel, reproduction and mating, food habits, and limitations of living beings.

We all revolve on the earth’s axis, rotating around the sun in the vast universe whether we like it or not. For me, it is a pleasure to recognize this fact, and I believe the creator is equally pleased with my admiration of His creation. The animal kingdom is another fantastic spectacle that has been revolving with us for an unfathomable number of years.

Who is the maker of these marvels? Did He affect the universe, create it, or simply watch it unfold naturally? Is He Supernatural, Spiritual, Personal, and Eternal? Did He manufacture all the marvels of the universe or are we merely the result of science and an impersonal big bang?

Contemplating these enigmas has led to countless God-like moments and out-of-body occurrences (sans drugs) that have pointed to the metaphorical and visionary essence of “The Wonder of it all”.

Good wins over neglect

Today’s painting shows that being good always defeats mismanagement.

I’m not scared that the earth will fail, or of climate change, running out of resources, pandemics, natural disasters, or war. He taught me that every good, bad, and ugly phase finds its end in Him.

“The Wonder of it all” is a small glimpse of its beauty and magnificence before He comes back to restore it all. The next chapter will surpass the present and everyone should anticipate His promised arrival.

Look into this article about Ningaloo Reef and how careful management safeguards a wonderful ecosystem.

To add a little insight into the Save the Planet metaphor 

The shiny six-sided nuts on the frame came from a dump of scrap auto parts.

They were carried many miles on a truck before being thrown away and abandoned in the dirt of the junkyard.

When I saw their gleaming surface and felt like they were telling me, “Bring us to your studio and give us a new life on your artwork” I willingly paid a small fee to rescue them, and now they have a new story to tell.

I created, with minimal creativity something fresh out of what was believed to be waste.

The story’s metaphor is “Don’t waste anything … use it all up”.

The animal kingdom stars are

Sparrow – Pelican – Wedge-tailed Eagle – Pteranodon – Flying reptile – Macaw – Sea eagle – Red-tailed black cockatoo – Dove – Gannet – White pointer shark – Boulanger Island Indian Ocean West Australia – Arabian horse  – Pukeko and Pukeko chicks – Koala bear – Kangaroo – Lion – Roadrunner – Mallard duck – Giraffe – Langur monkey – African elephant – Emu and emu chicks – Wombat – Brachiosaurus – Crocodile – Bottlenose dolphin – Kiribati bonefish – Electric eel – Manta-Ray – Kiribati Sea urchin – Kiwi, Panda Bear, and Pink Flamingo

My free-fall tandem skydive in West Australia had a major influence on the painting

A note for the skeptics

To respond to criticism heard by a friend during the debut of “The Wonders,” it’s important to clarify that this painting was not copied or printed, but rather created over many hours with professional oil paints on high-quality linen canvas primed with gesso.

The images in the gallery show the progress of this labor of love.

 


STATUS and MATERIALS

ORIGINAL FOR SALE   *  On the easel unframed size 1200mm x 1200mm. Framed size approx. 1400mm x 1400mm.
Painted with professional oils on fine-weave, gesso-primed cotton canvas. The canvas is stretched on New Zealand pine and protected with brushed dammar varnish.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.

15 LIMITED EDITION “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
The full size 1200 x 1200 (same as original) on stretch mounted archival canvas price starts from $2500 inc GST
A master acrylic artist will digitally recreate the original painting and use hand-painted brushstrokes to replicate the original painting.

75 LIMITED EDITION CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS * 
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960  |  650 x short side – $650
Printed on long-life archival canvas. 8 color giclee printed on fine art archival paper or archival linen canvas and acrylic enhanced. Protected with 2 coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch-mounted and framed reproductions will incur added charges and freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.


PROCESS

Painted on fine-weave, gesso primed long-life cotton canvas. Stretch mounted proud and framed on brushed aluminum sign ply with brushed dammar varnish protection.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images from “The Wonder of It All “ will be exhibited on multiple product lines at Fine Art America


SHIPPING
  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.

AWARDS

2020 – A runner-up, Artavita International USA digital online contest during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“The Logic of God without the Virus – The Wonder of it all”
2020 – Runner up ARTIVITA USA – Thought-provoking and compelling artwork virtual exhibitionThomas Tunberg
2020 – Fine Art America chose “The Logic of God without the Virus – The Wonder of it All”  to be “SHOWCASED” at the top of the Home Page in the “Bedroom Art Gallery” group.


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