Week 3 2/21/2016
Title of drawing: "The Terrible Lie" (Genesis 3:1-24)
We are created to have a relationship with God. Sin breaks that relationship. Getting what we want will become meaningless and miserable when what we want does not line up with what God wants. This drawing gives witness to the loss of our deepest need. Although Adam and Eve were made in God's image they do not reflect His majesty here. Maybe they reflect the pain of the cross. God's absence and their grief form this drawing as I try to imagine what it must have been like to hear and begin to feel the consequences of that terrible decision. I have tried to depict that moment between God explaining the consequences of their actions and God making clothes for Adam and Eve. I wonder how long it took and if they witnessed the sacrifice of animals to provide them clothing. Distraught and distant from God, Adam and Eve appear as if they are stuck wondering what will happen next. Separated from God. Emotionally separated from each other. How does one anticipate what God does next? Having to leave the garden must have been so scary.
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