Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Art Every Day #11 – Here Am I, Send Me.

I’ve had an idea for this page for over a year now. It feels good to finally get it out. After I started working on the page, I reread the text it is based on. Mental note, always refresh my memory before beginning. I had forgotten that seraphims are male and have 6 wings.

Isaiah 6:1-8 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. (2) Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. (3) And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. (4) And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. (5) Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. (6) Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: (7) And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. (8) Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 

This view shows the pop-up effect of 4 of the wings, and I just had to add some glitter.

amanda ∞

0 Comments on “Art Every Day #11 – Here Am I, Send Me.”

  1. you touch my heart Amanda. your work always makes me want to do better. i love this, it is so neat. everything about it. you are not ashamed to share your faith and i like that about you. xoxo nita <3

    Thank you, Nita.

  2. doesn’t it feel wonderful to get out those things that are in our head? great work!

    Oh, it does. And surprisingly, it came out pretty close to my original idea.

  3. Hey….thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Your dh must be exhausted.

    It was a nice evening but I mostly felt old. My sister in law and I both said last night, “No more concerts on school nights.”

    Love the alterd books but when do you find the time? In the past three months, I have had zero time for art. One mosaic done in months. Pitiful.

    Hope to see you again at conference this year.

    My dh is exhausted. I can’t remember if you’ve met him. He was the one on stage that Garth grabbed and took the camera from. But since he was dressed in black, I’m sure he was invisible like a ninja.

    As far as finding time for art, I don’t really believe time exists. It’s all a secret plot to befuddle our brains. The less I desire more time, the more time I have. That’s proof enough for me that it can’t be real.

  4. Wonderful work that well reflects the account in Isaiah 6. It’s one of my favorite passages and is instrumental in understanding Isaiah’s thought. It captures the glory well without a problem. The seraph is gorgeous!

    The rest of the chapter is so profound. It just cannot be understood without knowledge of the rest of Scripture.

  5. Amanda, you *so* inspire me. I have managed to create each day, but I am longling to get back to my art journal. At the end of this week I should have more time for it. Have a blessed Monday. Love, Tami

    So glad to be inspiring. We’re just passing it around. 🙂

  6. Another great page! I am always a little ashamed when I read the story of Job and this story from Isaiah. I don’t know that I have ever been that aware of my sinful, fallen state…

    So aware of his sinful state, and still so willing to be used wholly by God. Wow!

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