16x16 Desert Streams
This high-resolution 16x16 Digital Print: Freehand design with an Apple Pencil using a digital art and drawing program called Sketchbook downloaded to an iPad Pro. Original Jewish and messianic style art uses basic geometry and geometric shapes and is inspired by the language, scriptures, symbols, and religious faith of the Judeo-Christian people.
Title: Desert Streams
Price: $1,200 (Giclee Prints Available per request)
Medium: Digital freehand drawing/artwork printed on reflections solvent canvas
Size: 16”x16” inches
About: Inspired by the language, scriptures, symbols and religious faith of the Judeo-Christian people.
Frame: Richeson Heavy Duty 1-1/2" deep x 2" wide
Interpretation: The desert is is known for its dry heat and hot sand. Deserts represent barren. An oasis is like a small patch of paradise in the desert. The colors in this piece represent the miraculous provision of refreshing streams and shade in the middle of the dry, barren wasteland of the desert.
DID YOU KNOW? In the prophetic book of Isaiah, the Bible credits The Lord God as saying, "See, I will do a new thing. It will begin happening now. Will you not know about it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."
Is your life feeling like a dry wasteland right now. Lately, does nothing ever seem to go right for you? Do all your efforts end in despair, frustration, and do you feel like your wheels are spinning?
There is hope for you in Jesus Christ. He is the stream in the desert. He is the pathway through the wilderness. He is the way, the truth, and the life. Give you life to him now.
or, pray this out loud:
"Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Wash me and cleanse me. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe You have risen from the dead and are coming back again for me. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Give me a passion for the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m saved; I’m born again, forgiven, and on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart."
I enjoy exploring the relationship between the circle, triangle and square through the use of lines. I see my work as an exploration of the fundamentals. I believe the basic fundamentals are what help give meaning and shape to everything else.
In my free time, I like to surf with my boys, go on walks with my dogs, and most of all go out on a date with my wife at least once every week. I'm currently open for commissions. Please email me at jbsandifer at gmail dot com to share your commission request and learn more about my art process.
Many art teachers will say there are 7 elements of art: Line, Shape, Value, Color, Texture, Form, and Space. I agree.
I always start with lines. The lines usually turn into shapes. The lines and shapes are spaced intuitively within the edges of the picture plane. Through the idea of texture, the lines and shapes start to build value: lights and darks. Sometimes the value is overlaid with color.
I am a spiritual person. I believe in The Holy Spirit. I believe it is the Holy Spirit who leads to truth. Truth is fundamental. Truth is not complex. Truth is not complicated. Truth is basic. I believe the truth is a person. Jesus is known for saying, “I am THE truth.” I believe The Holy Spirit always points to Jesus Christ.
I believe in the creative expression of art and design, the basics quickly begin to take on symbolic meaning.
The natural is an overlay of the spiritual. For me, art is another way of communicating and expressing these deeper connections to the Holy Spirit.