Giant Killer

“Giant Killer” is a portrait of young David. His hair is ‘dripping’ with the heavens in reference to the inspiration he received from his relationship with the Lord. (Acts 13:22)

"Giant Killer" mixed media 24x18 ©Sara Drescher-private collection

"Giant Killer" mixed media 24x18 ©Sara Drescher-private collection

The five circles on his shoulders represent the five smooth stones he chose as his weapon against the Philistine giant, Goliath. Five is a number of grace. Four circles are blue and one is red symbolizing that only one stone was needed to take down the enemy of God’s people. (1 Samuel 17: 42, 48-49)
The landscape in his body represents part of the 23rd Psalm. It symbolizes that his relationship with the Lord was literally a part of his being.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.” Psalm 23:1-3

This painting is in a private collection