Monday, January 18, 2010

Peace emerges

Sabbath Sky
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

The tree in this piece forms the letter shin with its branches, which in Hebrew is the first letter of the word SHALOM and can also symbolize the name of god. It emerges from the chaotic wilderness on earth and lifts toward a peaceful sky. A sky full of promise.

9 comments:

aimee said...

beautiful, susie - both the painting and the sentiment. i love how the shin purrs subtly in the background, an enduring reminder of peace.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and appropriate release for today! I love it.




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dthaase said...

love the style - beautiful work

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Colorful and fun!

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic work, excellent interpretation of the theme of the week!
Would be happy to invite you to visit my site www.ruisousaartworks.com.

If you have time you can also see my idea on the theme of the week
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Thank you and greetings

Rui Sousa

cally jane studio said...

Lovely work :)

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is a lovely piece! So glad I found it on IF.

Terri said...

just beautiful, susie!

no way said...

Beautiful-I love it.