Title: 28 UnHoly Bondage - Raw Hunger 1995
Size: 30" x 40"
Description: Mixed Media Collage on canvas
Comments: This was the first in a series I titled, “UnHoly Bondage”, meaning that the bondage I am under comes from other sources and not from God. It is a spiritual and emotional bondage that I am painting. These are bondage's that I see in my church and the church in America. For me, pride, shame and guilt keeps me from truly receiving the love of God. I continue to listen to the voices of my past and it keeps me in bondage to not receiving God’s mercy. I think this painting shows not only me but a lot of people in the church are like me. We feel that God could never forgive us again. That this sin was the straw that broke his back. That is true for my love, but I am finding out that God’s love is not conditional upon my works. I am “hungering” spiritually and emotionally and that void in my soul can only be filled by God, if only I would let him.