As our world has seen a lot of violence and anger, I have been thinking a lot about love. I believe, as simplistic as that sounds, love is always the answer. Then, a question popped into my mind. What if you put together the words "violent love" together? What would that look like? Maybe it would look like a person rushing into a burning building to save someone else's life, maybe a stranger helping to deliver a baby on the side of a road, or a bystander pulling someone out of a car accident. I think oftentimes the most beautiful acts of love are not soft, cuddly and pastel, but they are messy, spontaneous and sacrificial.
This got my creative wheels turning, and as always, I believe flowers tell the best stories! I am working on a collection of rose paintings that tell the story of love. These painting are messy, fast, and full of color! There are hints on neon paint in each one and dark bold outlines.
When I launch these paintings, I am going to donate a portion of each sale to a ministry that is showing radical love towards children by helping rescue them out of human trafficking. Human trafficking has got to be one of the biggest injustices of our day. I thank God for people who dedicate their lives to do the messy work of rescuing, healing and bringing justice for these kids.