The painting Throne was developed between April 1997 and April 2001.
Painted with acrylics and glossy varnish.
The title stays in connection with Ezekiel 48 verse 35 where it says that God's dwelling place shall be called "the name of that city will be 'the Lord is present there' (in Hebrew: JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH)."
The painting wants to depict something of the enthroning character of God the Creator.
Coming before His exalted throne must be an awesome and extremely exiting experience. I can easily imagine that it must even feel physical-mental scattering. The painting deals with the mysteries of His personality of love and justice. It shows a visual metaphor of the doorstep unto God's Being.
With this picture I also wanted to illustrate something of my ceaseless yearning and inmost expectation as a christian believer. When reading through the biblical descriptions and the overwhelming dreamvisions that prophetic people encountered throughout the bible, an awesome feeling grabs my spirit to the core. I keep poundering the fact, that the day is nearing where I will encounter the throne seat of the Creator myself. Am eagerly awaiting that moment of revealed majesty. Even now, I can sense little bits of the unseen realms that surround us. That is why I try to concretise my intuitions by focussing them through the lense of my imagination. God is awesome in his majesty, and He is reaching out for us like a caring shepherd and Father.
"God has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers--all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of the cross." (Colossians 1:13-20, the bible)
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