Monday, February 16, 2009
a plug, a brag, and a kick
Matthew Whitney is a Seattle-based Christian artist who painted the image above, along with many other amazing works that you should definitely go look at right now on his website. Go ahead, I'll wait. [Twiddling thumbs and looking at ceiling...] Good stuff, right? He is creating four new pieces for my church, corresponding to the holy days of the Lenten season (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday). Needless to say, I am stoked.
The original painting pictured above is in my kitchen. It makes me happy. My friend Kelley got it for me as an early birthday present. She spoils me.
For some reason, I have an obsession with trees lately. I'm on a tree kick. First it was the cherry tree in our front yard. Then I got the tree painting. Then I read Psalm 52 and couldn't stop thinking about olive trees. I even asked Matt if he knew what kind of tree it was in the painting, and was thrilled to find out that he did not know, so I am free to believe it is an olive tree.
I guess if you're going to be obsessed with anything in this city, trees are a good choice.