Artwork depicting the coming of the Holy Spirit



6/3/20231 min read

This artwork is the depiction of tongues of fire resting on Jesus' followers at Pentecost. It was inspired by Titan's painting 'The Pentecost' (1500's).

I created it by a process called 'scraper board.' It is a very old fashioned method of illustration, now having a revival. Black coated card is scraped or scratched back with metal tools to reveal the image.

The image reminds me of when I was in the 'Upper Room' in Jerusalem almost ten years ago. As we approached the room, we could hear singing. Inside our Australian/American group joined a vibrant circle of many other Christians singing in the Spirit, including Sri Lankans and Africans. The song went on and on -------- Every nation under heaven!

The account of the coming of the Holy Spirit is recorded in Acts 2:1-4.

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them."