Sunday, September 6, 2009
Morning Communion - Art
Morning Communion is a monochromatic piece with clear, vividly drawn lines that are alive with motion. The arcs and curves of the lines seem natural, rather than artificial, and the painting becomes an abstraction of a scene in nature, a calm morning in the forest with a gentle, spiritual ambience. The forest is a hallowed ground upon which this morning communion takes place. In the abstract lines of the painting, one can make out the forest’s foliage, trees and flowers. It is here in this natural beauty that a person can make a meaningful spiritual connection.
Communion is a significant ritual in the Christian faith, yet this painting seems to evoke a different kind of communion. Featured in this piece is the importance of taking the time to build a communion – or togetherness—with nature and the beauty of the natural world. Personal growth accompanies this new appreciation for one’s surrounding, and Morning Communion moves the viewer to re-evaluate his or her priorities, perhaps deciding to take more time to appreciate the beauty around us.
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