I am currently working on a new art series based off the passage of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. This series is done in a more feminine style than I usually do, inspired by the various rustic yet elegant styles of many home, gift, and wall decor.
The color palette was chosen based on my personal preferences (and match the color scheme of my home), and the art utilizes vintage photographs. In the background faintly visible is the entire 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 passage in French, because French is a beautiful language and I happen to be able to read it.
As of July 17, I have completed the first nine pieces to the collage; there will be twelve pieces altogether. I specifically designed each piece with printing in mind (high resolution and dpi and in CYMK colors) as I would like to see about maybe getting them printed on canvas or tiles to be hung on my wall. Maybe greeting cards. That sort of thing. The versions I posted to my gallery are compressed web versions.Love Series (in-progress)
My mother absolutely loves the art so far, and she made the suggestion of, once this series is complete, creating another series in a more masculine style (still using 1 Corinthians 13:4-8) that might appeal to men.
I hope to get another two or three done tonight. As I complete the series over the next few days, I may go back and tweak the ones already published. In particular, I may adjust the borders as my idea is that, if they were hung on the wall, it would make one big picture with a single outer frame. Also, as more of the pieces are completed and I am able to see them side-by-side, I may have to make some minor adjustments to the coloring, text, etc.
You may be wondering: "Jacqui, of all the possibilities out there, why a Love
series?" Well, to put it simply, 1 Corinthians 3:4-8 is one of my favorite passages from the Bible, because of its timeless and profound yet simplistic definition of love
. Looking around the world today, and it is obvious that the world's definition of love has fallen so far from what real love is supposed to be. We are selfish people in a society that promotes selfishness, and I find the message of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 calling me back to a more beautiful, more fulfilling, more wonderful way of living and caring about others. When we embrace love as it is defined here, we will find contentment and joy.