CHRISTMAS ART WALK
TWELVE ARTISTS • TWELVE STORES
DECEMBER 12-24, 2016 WHEATON, IL
Carlsons Art Supply
111 East Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Web Site (630) 668-4000
For this painting I imagined the three wise men approaching the manger and seeing Mary holding her precious baby. There is something so special about the bond between a mother and her child. This year my first grandchild was born, and two weeks later I unexpectedly lost my mom. So this painting is especially meaningful to me. The glowing radiant light around mother and child represents Jesus’ birth – light piercing into a dark world. The metallic gold ink symbolizes the gift of gold brought by the wise men. I also used gold ink to write out the scripture verse Matthew 2:11. As a graphic designer, I like to engage the viewer with compelling visuals and word.
Every child is a miracle and gift from God - Jesus is the ultimate gift.
And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
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