|"For behold, the winter is past"
Song of Solomon 2:11 (NAS)
Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Edge: 48" x 60"
I built this canvas in the form of a cross.
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Original Painting: Not Available
Song of Solomon 2:10-12
"My beloved responded and said to me, Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
and come along. For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers have already appeared in the land; the time has arrived for
pruning the vines....." (NAS)
Comment: In Israel during the rains it was very common for the water to
wash away parts of the vineyard's stone walls. It would necessitate the
vine-grower to patch or rebuild these walls, then prune the vines so that the
new harvest could begin. The scene I'm depicting is in Hawai'i and
represents the brokenness of the Hawaiian church and even there culture
and the necessity to restore themselves in three areas: music (ule ule)
service (food dish) and as warrior (the boken spear).