Ecclesiastes Frontispiece, 2001
Ecclesiastes 1:1- 211
Scribe: Donald Jackson
Vellum, with ink, paint silver and gold
"As a Wisdom Book, Ecclesiastes focuses
attention on life, death and God's relationship
A raven, a common symbol of death,
serves as a messenger flying up from
the center of this compositions appearing
to carry the breath of life back to God.
It is pierced and surrounded by
gold and silver bars,
designations of divinity.
The four elements of the Earth's reaction
are represented: the green hues of fertile ground,
the mysterious blues reflected in
both sky and water
and the fire found in stars and comets.
Despite the chaos of circling images
spinning off the page,
there is a constant communication between
the heavens and the earth
through the presence of the raven."
It is all just dust in the wind.
But, even He knows the dust and the wind.
All is vanity.
It may not mean anything
in our glimpse of a small sphere world,
but He controls the BIGGER PICTURE.