finished, john 19:30
Finished, John 19:30
Acrylic Paint, Graphite, and Gold Leaf on Mylar
2017 – 2018
Finished, John 19:30 depicts the completion of Jesus’ work on earth. The Christ Octagon has been reunited with God the Father and the shapes representing God are, once again, the large gold triangle and implied circle.
In this piece, the Jesus Octagon is outlined in black. His human body is finished but His Spirit is alive and well, reunited with the Father. The cross is still attached to Christ, but no longer does it pierce the octagon. Instead it extends out and spreads through the crowd. The blue that was part of God the Father in Forsaken and Thirst has replaced the red in the crowd and cross. The reason for this change is significant, as humanity has no need to carry the weight of sin any longer. By Jesus’ death, humankind’s relationship with the Creator is restored. The old has gone and the new has come. Just as Christ knew His time of heavenly reunion with God was approaching; all believers, can look forward to the same glorious reunion.
Lastly, as a true testimony to this anticipated fellowship with God, Matthew 27:51 reveals that directly following Christ’s cry of “it is finished” the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This curtain, that once separated the Holy of Holies –God’s dwelling place– from His people was no longer necessary. Jesus has reconciled all of Creation with the Creator.