I am filled with awe when I think of the marvel of sight itself. I nearly lost my sight after a very serious bacterial infection. My right eye recovered much faster than the left, which took several months to stabilize. This life changing and challenging situation has made me even more determined to pursue my art career and be passionate about it. I recently had a cornea transplant. The healing process takes on average 12 months so I’m still waiting to have functional sight in my left eye.
I believe that art has the power to capture the hearts of people – their attention and imagination. Unfortunately this powerful medium is also used to add to the confusion, meaninglessness and darkness that is part our world.
Creativity is one of the most obvious characteristics of God – this is evident in how creative He had been in all of Creation. I found it interesting that, according to the Bible, the first person of whom it was said to have been “filled with the Spirit” was Bezalel (see Exodus 31:1-5 & also 28:3) so that he would be able to make artistic designs.
In all that I do, including art, I want to honour my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My artwork is an expression of worship to my King. It has been said that art is always a means and never an end in itself.” ~ Lana de Villiers