The bible describes Jesus having his face set like flint towards the time where he was sacrificed and gave his life for the world.
“Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame” (Isaiah 50:7).
Luke echoes this resolute image of Christ set on saving His people:
“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51, ESV)
I was given a nail by a friend to make marks in an abstract drawing I was working on. It was a simple act of passing me a discarded nail on a studio workshop table.
Yet it proved to be a profound moment of feeling and acknowledging the power of the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross. For me.
This painting has been marked throughout with the nail I was given, it is thick with layers and texture of paint.
It is painted using acrylic paints, acrylic inks and spray paint.
It measures 95cm by 64cm and is painted on canvas and is ready to hang.