Christchurch’s beautiful cathedral was badly damaged in an earthquake, including losing it’s steeple. It is hoped the cathedral will be rebuilt. I was inspired to portray the cathedral in an artwork showing the damaged cathedral and a rebuilt cathedral. I wanted to portray this from a Christian perspective. The cross of Christ is the place of true hope so I’ve placed the cross back on the steeple and made the statement that ‘my hope comes from God’. The message of ‘hope’ in the artwork is to encourage the lives of the many precious hurting people in Christchurch that they can be truly restored with hope and trust in God.
Greeting cards available in packs of 5 for $25 plus postage. The message of ‘hope’ written above features on the back.
In a magic moment with my camera in Whangamata, New Zealand, I captured this scene which I was compelled to paint. The little boy was obviously a beginner fisherman and the logo on the man’s shorts “Starter” gave me a clear message on what to title this work.