This artwork is my first release of a digital painting (medium – photoshop) which has been developed through finding my style of painting in the digital artwork realm over the past 2 years.
The piece titled "breakthrough" is painting one in a series I call Heaven Invades Earth. The imagery found in this piece is very much a reflection of our current state of the world. The people featured are subjected to sickness and are living in a state of fear, uncertainty and chaos.
The featured masks on some of the characters is a statement about the restrictions that have been placed on our faces hiding away our smiles and in a sense a portion of what it means to be human beings.
The contrast to the imagery of sickness on the ground to what is happening in the sky is where this piece gets its name. It's a call, a prayer, a shout for help to heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14) to the only one that can truly restore our darkness. Jesus is the one that comes on the clouds and breaks through to restore our world and this is the moment of his reveal.
Inspired by my own prayer for our world which is in desperate need of a saviour.
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Justin Monaghan is married to the amazing Liana Monaghan for 13 years, a fellow creative that is just trying to release a little bit of heaven this side of eternity. How to do that, well I draw, paint, love people and surf my way through the streets and beaches of South Australia.