Gallery bijbelse taferelen
'As a deer'
- Psalm 18 -
acrylic and oil on canvas
(size 100-150 cm.)
For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God s a solid rock? God arms me with strenght, and he makes my way perfect. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
He trains my hand for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.
Your give me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great...
Two deer are protected and supported by Gods right hand. The deer on the right is still young, and grows up rooted in the Word of God which is pictured as two stone tablets. Above the young deer, the menora (the candlestick) is painted as a symbol of Gods presence.
The older deer (with antlers) has been trained for battle, symbolized as a bow and arrow. Written in Hebrew text: "He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights."