FINE ART > The Nets of God

The title of this series comes from the poem Banding by Suzanne Underwood Rhodes, although the theme of God's sovereignty and love can be seen in many of my paintings.

Banding

The nets of God hang in every wild place
to catch the unwary migrant, one with the skull
still soft the journey barely started,
another to fall from the sky on the ten thousandth mile,

but when he holds one of these small terrified
bodies like a jewel between his thumb and forefinger
and unfans the wing to measure it, secretly admiring
the bars he conceived to catch his own hungry eye
and the little claw foot he rings with a coded band
that numbers the feathers and weds him forever
to the pulse in his palm that recalls his own heaving heart
the day he flew into a net and hung there thirsting
in the woods where only a wasp moved, flicking cobalt wings,

when he lets go, when he flings what he has marked
into emptiness, he follows the speck with his eye
to South America and farther, to white unmapped fields
known intimately in the mind of one who flies.





The Nets of God/ The Fishermen
encaustic on panel
12 x 12 inches
2017
$425
Parachute Dummies
oil/cold wax/ gold leaf
40 x 40 inches
2013
$4000
One Who Flies
mixed on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
One Who Flies collograph
collograph / monoprint
18' x 24"
2005
I Am the Vine collograph
collograph / monoprint
18" x 24"
2005
I AM the Vine II collograph
collograph / monoprint
18" x 24"
2005
Thirsting  original encaustic
encaustic on panel
24" x 48"
2004
$4500
Banding II Collograph
collograph / monoprint
12" x 14"
2005
Banding Collograph
collograph/monoprint
12" x 14"
2005
To White Unmapped Fields
encaustic and mixed media
36 x 36 inches
2005
two piece encaustic painting on panel flying man
encaustic and mixed media
48" x 48" (diptyth: each panel is 24" x 48")
2007
$4000
Known Intimately collograph
collograph with pastel
18" x 18"
2005
Fishermen / Nets of God Series
mixed media
12 x 12 inches
2014
Swallows I / Nets of God series collograph
collograph /monoprint
19" x 26"
2006
Swallows II Collograph
collograph / monoprint
19" x 26"
2006