This piece is inspired by the scripture: “Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:20

"Known" mixed media 14x11 ©Sara Drescher

"Known" mixed media 14x11 ©Sara Drescher

To me, this means to look for a person’s actions and results rather than their words.  We also need to apply this to our own lives.  The saint’s hair is purple which references the royal priesthood.  There are fruits and flowers growing from her to indicate good ‘fruits.’  The red calligraphic line represents prayer.

  “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7: 15-20

This piece is part of a private collection