Generational Tension: Forum for Blessing and Grace

Lisa Bulten's avatar Lisa Bulten

Between each generation conflicts arise. Usually, the tensions which arise provide opportunities for grace to flow from one to the other. Unfortunately, too often, they produce barriers, isolating one generation from the next. This painting illustrates both the isolation and the interconnection. The left side represents the "older" generation, as embodied in the mother giving birth in the lower left. The right represents the youth, as embodied in the embryo. Darkness composes the boundaries, emphasizing the sense of isolation frequently experienced on both sides of the generation gap.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: acrylic, ink and oil
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 18 inches