The World in a Grain of Sand

My current paintings are inspired by the concept of Theistic evolution: that the Big Bang was not merely a scientific explanation of the beginning of the universe, but indeed the work of God.

“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” Hebrews 11:3

This verse prompted me to think about the minute molecules, atoms and subatomic particles that comprise everything in our existence, all magnificently designed to allow for expansion and evolution. While these components are not visible to the naked eye, upon magnification, their bizarre and unique shapes, colors and forms seem unlikely elements of our everyday reality.

It is my hope that the work will invoke contemplation of the primordial mysteries of Creation and a reverence for its Creator.

To see a world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.

William Blake