The scripture on this artwork:
Greatly rejoice, even in trials that the genuineness of your faith - more precious than gold - may result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
-1 Peter 1: 6-7
"from His crown of thorns - our crown of life"
acrylic, mixed media, gold leaf
36" x 36" gallery wrapped canvas 1.5" painted sides
Jackie Patton, 2017
If you are interested, I would encourage you discover more about the rich and inspiring history of illuminated manuscripts, specifically the art of the Bible. Below I'm adding an image of a book that was recently published on the topic. If you click on the image it will take you to the UK's British Library blog on medieval manuscripts, with additional photos and links to explore.