This year I was honoured to be a finalist in the Mandorla Art Award in Perth. The theme for this year was “Elijah meets God”, guided by an exert taken from the story of Elijah in Kings: 1Kings 19:11b-13. My approach was based on this passage being an important text for the tradition of Carmelite contemplative prayer, with their motto: “With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of Hosts”, coming from this same chapter.

The painting is only small (40 x 55cm), but I hope it conveys something of the holy silence that marked Elijah’s meeting with God on Horeb.

 

With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of Hosts, 2014

With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of Hosts, 2014