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In the Garden

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, creation, genesis, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2015 by karenwilliams

One of the Chinese words for garden is yuan. The image has amazing detail in it, it is made from the images, dust, breath, enclosure, person and person. This is very interesting to me because of the biblical significance here. Genesis 2:7 & 8 tell us that God made man from dust, breathed life into him and put him in a garden enclosure! The way that the person and other image for person are placed with in the image for garden, also is interesting. One person is coming from the right side of the other person. So the way the Chinese image is written is just like the story that the Bible tells us. Woman came from mans side. WOW, this gives me the chills! God is in the ancient Chinese characters, and now in my paintings. This  painting has the garden image in it, as a reminder to us that we are complete when we are in the garden with our creator. Keeping with the 6:26 ransomed theme, God created you exactly how He wants you, and you are beautiful in His image!

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In the Garden, mixed media collage, 13 x 18

I AM THAT I AM

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, genesis, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2015 by karenwilliams

I AM that I AM. Ehyeh asher Ehyeh. Sometimes we just have to remember that.  The Hebrew writing under the figure says, I AM THAT I AM! This is how God responded to Moses when he asked God, “who shall I say sent me?” This is the name God gave himself, and this is the name Moses told the people. Sometime we just need to let God be God, and not question or fight it. It requires us to sit back and humble ourselves. That is what I am learning!

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16 x 20 mixed media

Happiness, another in the 6:26 collection

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, creation, genesis, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2015 by karenwilliams

The summer is always very busy for me with all the art camps I teach. But I have managed to paint for a few hours each week! As many of you know I’ve been reading about ancient Chinese words and the meanings. This painting is called HAPPINESS. The characters that create the Chinese word for happiness are, God, one, man and garden. The ancient Chinese recorded Adam’s happiness in the word FU. It depicts the close relationship he had with his creator, as it shows God and the ONE MAN in the GARDEN. Adam enjoyed fellowship with God in a way that no other person has. I (we) can only find true happiness when we are in a relationship with our creator and we know our value to Him!

Artspaz, art work by Karen Williams's photo.

Chaos

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, chaos, collage, genesis, landscapes, mixed media on May 8, 2014 by karenwilliams

I have been interested in this word “chaos” for a while. One can listen to the news and think there is so much chaos in our world, but the more I thought about this word and with some of the books I’ve read I have come to realize that there seems to be order in chaos. That’s what this painting is for me. One of the stories was Breathless, by Dean Koontz. It was an interesting study in chaos, and the other was the creation story in Genesis. Wow, talk about some organized chaos, plants were created on day 3, but the sun which is needed to help plants grow and thrive, wasn’t created till day 4. That seems outta order, like I said, order in chaos! So just a little something of how this piece was inspired and were it came from.

chaos 2014

36×36, acrylic on wrapped canvas