This painting was influenced by Janelle Monae’s song “Tightrope”; Ms. Monae sings about walking a tightrope in order to keep balanced in life. I also see the analogy of walking a tightrope as an act of faith. I am about to enter a period of my life where I will come across major challenges. But God says in His Word to me, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
In my painting, the dove and the gold orbs represent the Spirit of God. Just like Daniel in the lion’s den, faith is giving my trust to God that He will protect me and hold me up no matter what. His Spirit is before me binding the mouths of evil (represented by the alligators and the snake) so that no harm will come to me.
Meanwhile, I walk by faith across the seemingly impossible tightrope path but with Him holding my hand, I will get across safely.