This talks about the restoring power of God. It takes from a japanese art called Kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended and the cracks are laced with gold to bring back value and beauty to the once broken vessel. This speaks about the power that God has to fix, and use us, even though we may have been broken and bruised. He uses our scars and makes them beautiful, those same scars can be used to give Him glory. It speaks of our value in the hands of God, where we once may have been discounted, God saw it fit it pick us, put us back together and place on us His very DNA, His identity as Kings and Queens. It also reminds us that God being all-knowing, knew of our journey and our downfalls, yet still chose us and calls us beautiful. The gold in the cracks, come from the gold in the crowns, which shows that our identity and this restorations actually comes from our identity as sons and daughters of God.
The subtle gold shimmer in the background is a soft reminder of the ever-present presence of God. The colour orange is a mixture of Red and Yellow, it symbolises the blood of Christ, but also the glory and anointing of God. Orange is also related to determination, change and pushing through hard times.
This is my version of some artwork made by Angeloh (@itsangeloh) a musician and artist. The piece is named after the song the artwork was made for (Beautifully Broken - Charles Dogo &
Lola Ade (@charlzdogo & @_adelola))
GREY: We are but earthen vessels, what makes us valuable is God in us
GOLD: Royalty, Identity as the Son and Daughter of the most High
BURNT ORANGE: Fire of God, Deliverance, Determination, Glory and Anointing of God,
Blood of Jesus, Atonement.
Ephesians 1:4 - Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him. Because of his love.
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Isaiah 61:7 - Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.