Part of piece called Foundation Stones
6" x 6" acrylic on canvas panel
ready to frame
I am not sure that this painting expresses what I would like to express about the stone Agate. I remember looking for them when we were kids and we would go to lakes on the weekend. My dad (whose birthday is today) would help us identify our treasures, and veto any that were too heavy to carry back home. "Nothing that is too big to fit in your pocket," he would tell us. (We flew in small private airplanes when we went on these little mini-vacations.) I miss my dad.
I wanted to show the fissure and the water, the strength and the clarity. I wanted to express brokenness and cleansing and beauty.
Exodus 28:15-21 (New American Standard Bible) “You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman... You shall mount on it four rows of stones; ... and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst..."