Creation/DeCreation

Saralee Howard's avatar Saralee Howard Vote Code: 65054

Two edgy and contrasting artworks show God speaking the Creation into being by ten divine utterances and God sending the ten plagues to Egypt to speak of De-Creation. The two mirror one another. In Creation God spoke the world into existence with ten utterances shown top to bottom: 1)In the beginning 2)Let there be light 3) Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water and sky 4)Let the water under the sky be gathered in one place, and let dry ground appear 5)Let the land produce vegetation 6)Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky 7)Let the waters teem with living creatures and let birds fly above the earth 8)Let the land produce living creatures 9)Let us make man in our own image 10)Be fruitful and increase in number. In De-Creation, the power of God is shown by the plagues which enfold one by one from the top to the bottom of the painting: 1) Waters of blood 2) Frogs 3) Lice 4) Flies 5) A plague on livestock 6) Boils 7) Hail 8) Locust 9) Darkness 10) Death of firstborn

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Mixed medium
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 40 inches