Christian•Liturgical

Hosanna by Polly Castor

Hosanna

The painting above is titled Hosanna, and it is of Jesus on the donkey, entering Jerusalem to the jubilation of crowds bearing palm fronds.

Jonah and the Whale by Polly Castor

Jonah and the Whale

This depicts the story of Jonah and the whale from the Old Testament, with a self satisfied, child-like whale, pleased for being obedient to God, and with Jonah surrounded by light within as he prayed for deliverance.

In the Beginning by Polly Castor

In the Beginning

This painting tries to capture a sense of beginning at the cross section beginning meaning “the Word,” and as the start of life on earth as well.

Nexus by Polly Castor

Nexus

This abstract conceptualist piece is about the holy moment it all comes together, when the spirit and soul collide, and are at one.

Spiritual Warfare by Polly Castor

Spiritual Warfare

This painting is about the suppositional warfare between Truth and error, evil and good, progress and backsliding, courage and fear. There is a conflict between the evidences of spiritual sense and those of material sense. Spiritual clear-sightedness wins over the blindness of popular belief.  Decisive resolve and resolute boundaries win over narcissism, myopia, and hubris. Work on, while wielding the sword of Truth, confident divine Love is ever at hand, your refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Survival and salvation is immanent.

Psalm 91 by Polly Castor

Psalm 91

This painting illustrates the abstracted feeling and content of Psalm 91. Done in layered oil paint, scraping through to previous layers, it evokes both the cathartic challenges and the redeeming help described in the psalm.