‘Singing in the shadows of your wings ‘ is inspired by Psalm 63.7. ‘Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.’
I read recently that the Hebrew word for shadow could be Basal. This word ‘...has the idea of nakedness , stripping off or peeling off like the layers of an onion. In its Semitic root basal has the idea of tingling or quivering lips. In other words to shiver in the cold which is what happens if you are stripped naked.’
This painting seeks to bring that place of laid bare before God in worship, a place of being seen and known inside and out. That place of pure vulnerability and total strength. That place of singing in the shadow of God’s wings and his power poured out.
The canvas it’s painted on is beautifully made and measures 100cm by 150cm.