Christian Art Inspired By the Bible: Revelation 4
In this piece of Christian art inspired by the Bible, Andy painted his interpretation of Revelation 4:8. Revelation 4 is full of color and vivid descriptions.
To highlight a few things that stand out to us:
- a door standing open in heaven
- a voice like a trumpet blast
- a throne in heaven
- the one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper (red) and carnelian (bright orange)
- the glow of an emerald circling the throne like a rainbow
- twenty-four thrones surrounding the main throne, with twenty-four elders sitting on them
- the elders clothed in white with gold crowns on their heads
- flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder coming from the main throne
- seven torches with burning flames in front of the throne
- a shiny sea of glass (sparkling like crystal) in front of the throne
Okay, so this sets the stage. It's beautiful, colorful, bright, and sparkling. As you continue reading through Chapter 4, you are introduced to the four living beings that are in the center and around the throne. Each of the four beings is covered with eyes, front and back:
- the first like a lion
- the second like an ox
- the third has a human face
- the fourth like an eagle in flight
Each of these living beings has six wings, and their wings are covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
Although these beings have always interested Andy, he chose not to include them on these particular pieces. Instead, he shifted his focus to all the angels singing the same words. These pieces are also inspired by the Revelation Song lyrics:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You
If you're curious about the fire hydrant with wings, I'm not surprised. This was a commission piece. The fire hydrant represented a son and a brother lost too soon at the age of 28. His family understands the significance, and that's what matters.
If you're interested in getting a custom piece of Christian art similar to these, contact Andy.