Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. - Mark 1: 16-18
Story Behind the Art:
This painting won the purchase award at the Church Museum’s international competition in 2015, and it was the first painting I did in the new sacrocubism style.
The selection of blues is dominant in the pallet and signify that it was a crucial moment in history and in complete separation of worldly logic. The Lord chose the future leaders of the Church among the most humble individuals.
A stripe of white light descends over the Savior symbolizing purity. The Lord comes into the scene framed by an inverted L, the symbol of righteousness, and his horizontally stretched arm, vigorously indicates the certainty of his election. As an echo, the sail and the ship form another L. The group of fishermen are in the middle of the balance between their earthly chores and the sacred calling; that is another reason why they are not completely identified, but are vaguely synthesized.