The inspiration for “Reflection” came from Genesis 1 in the Bible, and family members who recently traveled to Alaska and Colorado, where they enjoyed lots of fly fishing. I wanted to use the lake as a mirror to show the beautiful aspen trees and mountains reflected as clearly as possible, while simultaneously letting the viewer look into the water in the foreground to notice the beautiful rocks and rainbow trout.
One of my favorite lessons I learned in Sunday School is that God created man in His own image and likeness (Genesis 1). Thanks to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, I now understand this to mean that man reflects God (total goodness). Meaning that we can’t have anything God, good, doesn’t include; and equally that we already have all the good that God does include. This good is manifest in our lives in proportion to our realization of the fact that this is inherent in our being as His beloved offspring.
There is a great article on reflection, Supply as Spiritual Reflection by L. Ivimy Gwalter, that sums this up perfectly, which says “Man in God's image can no more be separated from supply than he can be separated from God, for all that man has, all that man is, is the reflection of God.”
Original Available: The original 32x32" oil on canvas is AVAILABLE for purchase at $2,600. Please email me through the contact page if you're interested.
This image is offered as:
A matted print at 12x12" (XS) - ready for you to frame, or as a gallery wrapped canvas at 16x16" (S), 24x24" (M), or 36x36" (L) - ready to hang on the wall.
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