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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
August 4th, 2014 by Joel Watts

My first abstract attempt #painting (is this really #art?)

No need to really give you all the lead up-to pictures.


I admit, I like blue and red. It creates a 3-d image, at least on my phone. Funny thing… so I see two angels/birds in here. That means I see the red as hell. The “bird” on the left now has a trumpet. The yellow, I guess, could be the gospel? Abstract art is weird and makes me feel funny.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


2 Responses to “My first abstract attempt #painting (is this really #art?)”
  1. Know More Than I Should says

    Now, put it where you have to look at it every day and decide what you don’t like about it. Enough of this and you’ll eventually develop your own style.

    Don’t paint for others. Be true to yourself. Make the art yours.

  2. Nah..having just seen Noah, the red is the rock with all of Tubal-Cain’s relatives hanging on, just before being drowned. The yellow is a Watcher, having been released to light/spirit, enjoying the sights and sound (dah, “watching”). It’s obvious.

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