DAWN OF TIME
DAWN OF TIME
Dawn of Time is the first artwork of this collection, which represents the beginning of the fall of Mankind. I express my idea of how the world has fallen and is full of pain.
All because of the mistake of one man.
Going through life, I have learned to find hope in my faith.
Perfect Sacrifice represents hope, it's no secret that this world is full of hate and pain. Through one man, evil came in the world, but there is life and peace given to us through another Man.
The perfect sacrifice wasn't done for no reason. We are provided life and peace because of the love God has freely given to Mankind. We don't deserve it, yet He still chooses to forgive and see beyond our flaws/mistakes even when we turn our backs on Him.
In this journey of accepting God's love, I have to consciously remind myself that I have been called to be a king before Him even when I don't feel like it or it doesn't look like it. We are called to be kings and queens before God. We are royalty.
Humans are not perfect; we fall, we mess up, we make mistakes, but through His unending love, He doesn't see us in our flaws but in who He has called us to be.
I've concluded that I may have the same voice as someone else, same posture, purpose, name, experiences, character and so on, but what makes me different is my relationship with God. That is where I find my wholeness.
LOVED BY GOD
LOVED BY GOD
In this collection, I express my thoughts on creation and life in general through art. I intended to create "Untitled" with no established concept, but in every creation, there is an innate connection that leads back to the creator. "Loved by God" is the last piece of the collection, representing the love of God freely given to Mankind.
In this design, I show a character falling into a lonely world. As you can see, there is no hope for this character because he is falling into mountains, leading to his death.
When going through trials and circumstances in life, there is always that moment when it feels like it's the end of the world, as though you are about to lose everything, and no one understands you. Still, through my faith in Jesus, I have learned that everything I go through works together for my good no matter the issue. When going through different struggles, I always find my strength in God. Through this design, I attempt to convey continued hope and endurance, despite the surrounding circumstances, the character falling into the pool of water is that sense of hope.
In this project I wanted the character to be sightless as a depiction of those moments when we feel lost, as though we have lost our sense of direction. That is why it was important to me that the character has no eyes.
SEASONS CHANGE BUT GOD REMAINS THE SAME
This artwork connects the entire project because it expresses my understanding of who God is and how while seasons can change, God remains the same: loving and faithful. The stars in all the designs symbolize God's presence through all the good and bad situations we go through.
PATH OF PEACE
In moments when I felt like I had no sense of direction, my trust and faith in God were tested, and I was left with no choice but to fully trust God and believe that I am always led by Him.
PATH OF PEACE
Inspired by Luke 1:79 which says, "to shine on those living in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." Through my darkest fears, pain, and doubt, I see the light that guides me to the path of peace. Overcoming my lost moments as I am found through God's everlasting love for me.
TRUST IN ME BLINDLY & VISION
TRUST IN ME BLINDLY
I am known for artistically creating surrealist, photocomposition and collage-based art, so I decided to express my idea of "Sightless" and "Spirit Leads" using that form of art. After creating both artworks, I chose to give them different names while still expressing the message I wanted to communicate.
POETRY by Seyi Oluboba
I possess no ability of my own
Once I am left alone
It's a free fall into the unknown
I think no one understands it
I had no idea, that there, in plain sight
You hovered over me in pure delight
When I stumbled and I fell
Only your hands could keep me from hell
I count myself incredibly lucky
What a time to be made alive
From utter darkness and despair
I was blind till you became my eyes
Lost in space
Till you shipped me off to planet Sozo
So goes the imminent death and
In comes overwhelming life
Through my darkest fears, pain and doubt, I see the light that guides me to the path of peace, overcoming my lost moments as I am found... through your everlasting love