Morning Star

by | Oct 10, 2020 | Beauty Heals Us, Painting Feature

Abstract acrylic painting by Michelle L Hofer featuring the Holy Trinity after Andrei Rublev’s Hospitality of Abraham.
Morning Star (after Rublev’s Holy Trinity) by Michelle L Hofer – 8” x 10”, mixed media on paper, 2018

Morning Star is inspired by the icon of the Holy Trinity, or the Hospitality of Abraham, painted by Andrei Rublev. I’ve chosen the title, Morning Star, for a few reasons: the background’s celestial feel, Christ (who sits at center) referring to himself as the bright Morning Star, and the place of my childhood home once being the site of Morning Star Store. Personally, this image reminds me of both a physical and spiritual sense of “home” as the Trinity here opens a space inviting us to dwell in oneness with them as Jesus prayed to the Father:

Father, may they all be one as You are in Me and I am in You; may they be in Us, for by this unity the world will believe that You sent Me. All the glory You have given to Me, I pass on to them. May that glory unify them and make them one as We are one, I in them and You in Me, that they may be refined so that all will know that You sent Me, and You love them in the same way You love Me. Father, I long for the time when those You have given Me can join Me in My place so they may witness My glory, which comes from You. You have loved Me before the foundations of the cosmos were laid. Father, You are just; though this corrupt world order does not know You, I do. These followers know that You have sent Me. I have told them about Your nature; and I will continue to speak of Your name in order that Your love, which was poured out on Me, will be in them. And I will also be in them. — John 17:21-26

Michelle L Hofer

Hi, I'm Michelle…

A visual artist traveling the dusty roads of history and tradition searching for ENCOURAGEMENT, HOPE and WISDOM. My writings and art find inspiration at the crossroads of creativity and Divine Beauty.

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