A few definitions of art terms from MoMA…Aesthetic ~ Relating to or characterized by a concern with beauty or good taste (adjective); a particular taste or approach to the visual qualities of an object (noun).
All Over Painting ~ A canvas covered in paint from edge to edge and from corner to corner, in which each area of the composition is given equal attention and significance.
Appropriation ~ In the visual arts, appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects.
Assemblage ~ A three-dimensional composition made from a variety of traditionally non-artistic materials and objects
In my imaginings….
When we come to the all saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, God begins to paint the picture of our lives on a blank, white canvas. He applies His aesthetic value with the objective being for us to be conformed to His image. His assemblage transforms us. He takes the various colors of our past, mixes in His chosen highlights and, through His appropriation, creates the corrected hues for His purpose.
Through all over painting we begin to evolve into His masterful composition as he adds new colors from His Divine palette.
Psalms 139:14(ESV) I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Ecclesiastes 3:11(AMP) He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Leave yourself in the hands of the Master Artist and when He splashes on a new color…patiently wait on His brush to bring out the intended beauty.
Remember…We are a work in progress…unique…and His palette is infinite!