Timely Art Visions

An Artist's Illustration of the Book of Revelation

The Seven Churches

The Seven Churches has seven of her vivid visual metaphors with her elaborate explanations derived from the scriptures of the Book of Revelation and provides insight as to what and why the artist included these contemporary ideas in her interpretation that all come from her diligent study of the entire Bible.This original body of work of the seven churches patterns itself after medieval altar pieces and can be set up to be viewed open or closed upon hourly (or whatever) intervals. This format was inspired from the biblical reference from the Book of Revelation as well as from the architectural-like structure it gave to the contemporary idea of “church” from the Middle Ages to the present day. The format allows open and shut views of the many symbolic ideas and hidden meanings about the cities and culture that are relevant to each church.

 

This body of seven artworks patterns itself after medieval altarpieces and can be set up to be viewed open or closed at intervals. The box shaped format is appropriate because of the Biblical reference to the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation as well as the architectural-like structure. The message, symbols and content change according to the text but are made relevant to today’s events and trends. The inside/outside format is also a provocative way to juxtapose many ideas at one time.

The vision to the churches may be interpreted three ways. Its significance was directed to: 1). The individual historical church wherein the body can identify with the dilemma of a particular church as it is happening to them personally and corporately, 2). The distinct phases of the church throughout church history as they are recorded chronologically, or 3). the individual who needs to reflect the prophetic view as from the day of Pentecost until the end of the Church Age.

Only two of the churches are without criticism. For the other five, the cause of the problem becomes the means by which the sin is atoned.

Ephesus

Ephesus

CHURCH 1–Ephesus…Revelation 2:1-7 closed and open view

Smyrna

Smyrna

CHURCH 2–Smyrna…Revelation 2:8-11

CHURCH 2–Smyrna…Revelation 2:8-11

 Pergamum

Pergamum

CHURCH 3–Pergamum…Revelation 2:12-17

Thyatira

CHURCH 4–Thyatira…Revelation 2:18-29

CHURCH 4–Thyatira…Revelation 2:18-29

Sardis

CHURCH 5–Sardis…Revelation 3:1-6

CHURCH 5–Sardis…Revelation 3:1-6

Philadelphia

CHURCH 6–Philadelphia…Revelation 3:7-13

CHURCH 6–Philadelphia…Revelation 3:7-13

Philadelphia CHURCH 6–Philadelphia…Revelation 3:7-13 CHURCH 6–Philadelphia…Revelation 3:7-13

Laodicia

CHURCH 7–Laodicea…Revelation 3:14-22

Please support this lifelong project of Devi’s art and purchase the ebook Seven Sevens: The Seven Churches, which possesses all 7 churches  presented in the book of Revelation along with  scripture references and her personal ideas behind each art piece to augment your imagination for a deeper meaning to what you are seeing.

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