The Simple Series

The Simple Series was initiated in the Spring of 2007. The number of works in this series has not been finalized. The theme behind the series has to do with simple things being more complicated than they seem, thus giving the illusion that little effort was required to bring the desired result about. In the Simple Series, basic shapes in the form of boxes and squares are used to convey the inherent complexity of simple things once other factors are considered, such as design, placement and color selection.

During my studies in early 2007, I re-read a short, simple sentence as if I were seeing it for the very first time….artistically speaking. Follow me. Two simple words. One directive. Numerous implications. "Follow Me." That's what Jesus said to His future disciple in Gospel of Matthew. Those two little words: "Follow Me" may be the most profound invitation ever extended to mankind. A simple sentence that is incredibly complicated.

To truly Follow Him, and be a disciple of Christ, there are many things that we must experience and lay down along the way. Things such as pride, envy, slander, gossip, greediness and the like, have to be cast down and replaced with humility, thankfulness, obedience, etc. The Christian experience can be difficult from time to time, but if we are diligent to pray, asking for wisdom and grace, we will change….little by little, day by day.

Matt 5: 27-28: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.


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