Chakila Hoskins's avatar Chakila Hoskins

"Conversion" is a spiritual process of transformation that begins with repentance. To repent is to turn away from sin and turn to God for forgiveness. My painting "Conversion" is reminiscent of classical art, an art of ancient Greek and Rome. It is a depiction of a girl undergoing a spiritual transformation. The girl appears twice in the painting to showcase this depiction. In one image she is not only covering her face but it is turned away from the viewer. She is ashamed of her sins and does not want them to be revealed. This also indicates that she has turned away from God. Realizing that she is weak she begins to speak to God and repent, asking him for forgiveness. In the other image, much like Transformation (Metamorphosis), the figure is looking directly at the viewer. Her faith has made her stronger; strong enough to turn away from the many temptations of the world and turn to God. She is freed from sin and born again. She is victorious.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4"
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Width: 60"
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 72"