“Transient Permanence” is about stirring up hope in a season of despair. Hard times seem like they will always be our everyday experience, permanent. Many times when we are in a season that is long and difficult, it is easy to have our hope worn down.
The winter trees surrounding the woman are a reference to this type of long season. However, we must keep in mind that seasons change. The two orange circles are symbols of the rising and setting sun, the constant moving forward of each day to the next. ”Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24)
There is a bright sunrise behind the woman which speaks of the possibilities and hope of a new day. Her hair is made up of the ‘heavens’ which is a reminder to fix our minds on spiritual things, and not be
focused on the world.
Note: The calligraphic lines in the corner have several purposes. First, they are part of the artwork’s composition. Secondly, they are reminiscent of the ‘writing on the wall from the book of Daniel in the Bible. Third, they represent the language of prayer that
connects our spirit to the Holy Spirit.
This piece is in a private collection.