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Removing the Thorn by N8grafica Removing the Thorn by N8grafica
Oil on Canvas: 48 x 60.

Removing the Thorn came to me in a dream in 2008 when I began to journal about the path of life. In the dream, a white haired man came to my door. Wanting to buy my house on the spot, he handed me a handful of cash. As I invited him inside I explained to him that I was only renting. I offered to show him a map of the area but he didn’t seem too interested. I looked for one anyway while he sat at my dining room table. When I returned with the map, this painting is what I saw sitting in front of him as though he had just painted it. I was drawn in by the unconventional Jesus whose Lordship is not the clipping of claws as we might fear, but rather the digging out of our deepest hindrances so that the lion within us can be liberated. The symbolism of the peacock that emerges from the lion’s chest represents the beauty that comes after we surrender our brokenness to the healer rather than trying to conceal our limp.
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Removing the Thorn by =N8grafica ( Suggested by Kaze-Ki and Featured by STelari )
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MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful art has been featured here:  moonlightmysteria.deviantart.c… :heart:
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for featuring my painting. Take care
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kaiuko Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just as graceful with the stroke and as charming with the painting as always.
Well done, my friend!
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Jamalbing1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this!!! Extremely Powerful Image
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love it~ Everything looks beautiful too with all the subtle shades and pretty and stuff.
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wesleyharmon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Way to raise the bar and standard of something called "Christian Art" - there is just waayyy to much out there that is cheesy and unoriginal and poorly done. I'm encouraged by this. Seriously, this is awesome. Well done friend, very well done.
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comment means a lot. It makes a difference for me to know that someone gets what I'm trying to do. Thank you for your encouragement to me.
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wesleyharmon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are so welcome - I understand this lonesome pioneering 
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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