"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener."
In the studio I have been continuing on my thoughts of processes and who the Father is, this time focusing on God as The Gardener. Until a few weeks ago I only appreciated gardening from afar, enjoying flowers that other people had planted and reading about plant life cycles in books as investigation for some art work I wanted to make. A few weeks ago this changed as I felt prompted to weed the garden and soon found that I actually really enjoyed it!
I feel I have learnt a lot through taking up gardening. I have greatly increased my knowledge of plants - not hard if you know next to nothing when you first start! But I also feel like I have learnt quite a lot about God along the way. I have carried these thoughts from the garden into the studio and have begun expressing them with paint. The above images will give you a little taste of this. Despite only picking up gardening recently, I have felt God speak to me through gardening imagery in the past. Since I have begun physically gardening I have felt him speak to me through these processes even more. I feel like I have started to know God as The Gardener and I would like to share with you some of The Gardener's qualities that I have come to recognise over the next few blog posts. Reading these will also shed some light on the thoughts behind my current studio work.
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