|Let the Little Children Come|
$600.00 plus $40.00 shipping and handling
24" x 36" painted with artist quality heavy-body acrylic paint on canvas
Painting can hang vertically or horizontally
Ready to frame
As I was reflecting on 'women's issues' and the problems of unwanted children, sexual slavery for mothers and children (primarily), abortion, drug use, rape, and on and on, I felt the need to paint about these things, even though I am well aware that they can be politically and socially divisive. I hate - HATE - to be divisive. But I cannot keep quiet about the abuses that are suffered by women and children. I must paint for 'the least of these' who have no voice of their own.
The shapes used here are gentle flowing shapes, and the overall flow of the painting is curved. I love curves in paintings! Outside of the darker ovals are circles that are incomplete - hints of possibilities. The colored focal point is enclosed and protected. The five shapes represent my five children - two here on earth (and in their 20s!), two who died at birth, and one miscarriage.
Oh, how I wish that each woman felt protected and safe. I wish each one could reach her greatest potential. I wish each felt honored and loved. And this is true for each child, too, whether born or unborn. I long for them to be loved and free and happy.
Let the Children Come to Me
Mark 10:13-16 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
Matthew 25:4o "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ "