Keep in mind this image is pretty large 3.5 ft. x 6.3 ft.
Physical Inspiration: Aurora Borealis or "Northern Lights"
The aurora was named after the Roman goddess of dawn, and was long thought to be produced by sunlight reflected from polar snow and ice, or refracted light much like rainbows.
The aurora or “Northern Lights” occur along ring shaped regions around the north and south geomagnetic poles. The scientific explanation is that the aurora is a physics phenomenon taking place 50 to 200 miles above the Earth.
According to the Univ. of Alaska, research seems to indicate that energy particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s magnetic field. That kind of atom determines the color. It also appears that the sun has an influence: auroras become brighter, more distinctive, and are spread over a larger area two days after intense solar activity. Two days is the time it takes the "solar wind" to arrive in Dec. through March when nights are longest and the sky darkest. Solar winds flow across the Earth's upper atmosphere, hitting molecules of gas lighting them up much like a neon sign.
Spiritual Inspiration: "When He utters His voice, There is a multitude of waters in the heavens: "And He causes the vapors to ascend from the end of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries." Jeremiah 10:13
If you look closely, the yellow is present in many places and is evidence of solar activity. The lines at the bottom of this erasing are whispering and gliding on the earth as it is described by the Prophet Jeremiah. The physical and the spiritual inspirations are connected in this image more than any of the past images. It was a major break through for me as I entered the realm of large format erasings.
As for the spiritual, may we all continue to devote our lives to God and may we all see that this image is direct documentation of fact and evidence that Jesus is God.
peace be with us all...
Title: Observed and Recorded Permutation of The Holy Spirit - IX
36 inches x 78 inches-pastel erasing on dura-lar
Location: Bakersfield Museum of Art
Event: #OpeningReception Extended