IllustrationFriday.com Challenge: Silence

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Uncategorized
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

IllustrationFriday.com Challenge: Silence

IllustrationFriday.com Challenge: Silence


This one was a little different for me. Silence felt hard to describe for a moment. I thought about distractions and considered making an entirely blank piece as that might be silence in my thought addled world, but then I took a different direction. I began to think of a person being bombarded with noise with his hands over his ears, screaming for silence, but what would the noises be. And then I saw it. Many artists, including this one sometimes suffer from horrible self-esteem, maybe it’s because we take so many risks or have so many critics, I don’t know.

I do know this, there are all these voices in society and sometimes in our heads that tell us all kinds of lies about ourselves. We’re too stupid, too ugly, too fat, too thin, worthless, useless and on and on and on. I also know artists are not alone in this many are bombarded with these voices from within and without. We lose when we listen to them. The only way to win is to “silence” the voices. This is not done with some act of violence. We silence the voices when we don’t listen and keep doing what we do. The best way to silence a critical voice is to prove it wrong.

For followers of Christ though, there is a better way. It’s to remember who you are and the high price Christ paid for you. Every voice around you and within you may want to tell you you’re worthless, but the only voice that really matters values you so much that He gave His only Son to die in your place. Let that silence the voices.

Can’t see the image? Click here.

Comments
  1. Catherine says:

    Wonderful, profound and nicely executed illustration! I love the mixture of your deep thoughts and this provocative illo, which brings them to life. Regarding Christ, I could not agree more. I have recently discovered the role that He plays (or can play) in silencing the self-hate. It is truly life-altering! Thanks for a great illustration & experience!

    • amokarts says:

      Thank you Catherine, I’ve been following Christ a long time and this is still a battle at times for me. Creating images like this can help me to keep perspective. I appreciate your kind words. Keep following, I have a lot more coming including an art video I have been working on for over a month. Do you have things posted? I would love to have a look at your work.
      God bless,
      Dave

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.