The Top 100 started as a hobby; a fan adoring his musical heroes and paying tribute by making portraits of them. The hobby became obsession and the project went from the boy’s room into the art world. But I'm still that fan, it's about them in the end, their music, and not about me.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
The Man Comes Around
Oil on canvas, 7 x 5 inches, 2016.
“It is hard for you to kick against the
pricks” was a Greek proverb, but it was also familiar to the Jews and
anyone who made a living in agriculture. An ox goad was a stick with a pointed piece of iron on its tip used to prod the
oxen when plowing. The farmer would prick the animal to steer it in the
right direction. Sometimes the animal would rebel by kicking out at the
prick, and this would result in the prick being driven even further into
its flesh. In essence, the more an ox rebelled, the more it suffered.
Thus, Jesus’ words to Saul on the road to Damascus: “It is hard for you
to kick against the pricks.” (Copyright 2002-2016. Got Questions Ministries.) ...I always wondered what it meant.