16x16 Prayer 01
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: Prayer 01
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: This first of its kind sample exercise explores the familiar in new ways and contexts. I wanted to extended my freehand pen and ink drawings into the digital canvas and print them in a larger format.
DID YOU KNOW? Routine finds us each day in one of two places (1) growth into new and better things (2) decay into negative stagnation and decline. Things left by themselves don't improve, they decline. This includes your spiritual life. If you are not being intentional about your prayer life, it will decay and decline.
Is your prayer life in a decaying state?
There is hope for you in Jesus Christ. He is the center of all. The scriptures say Christ actually holds all things together. He is the molecular super glue. "For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." -Colossians 1:17. 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.