David Larkins Lecture June 27th at the AIE, "The Inspiration and Story Behind the Paintings"
July 28, 2014
Created to Create, Nicole Griffith
May 31, 2019
I so love this piece!! Bee's are so important to our world, and symbolic of so many good tings, from the promise of the land of milk and honey to the fact that our humanity is ruining our world with our secular lives and industrialization, we are killing the bees, which we need. They are a very important part of God's creation. I love that Nicole choose a bee as her inspiration for this show.
Nicole's statement for the show,
I create because I was created. The first characteristic we see of the Father God in scripture is that He is creative. When He breathed that breath of life into us, He gave us His glorious creative spirit. When I'm at my easel painting or drawing, I fee instantly connected to the Father. It's like my direct phone line to speak to Him, and He to me. I learn more about my own heart, and the heart of the Father every time I pick up a brush. This Honeybee painting spawned from me wanting to take something so very small, and translate it to a larger than life scale. The honey bee is crucial and magnificent part of God's creation, practically dripping with His Glory.