And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship. (Exodus 31:3-5)

 The Artist

(by Ms. Mary Pacheco, Author)

 

One who paints a picture, tells a story,

Weaving, sliding in his own course, the artist.

Picking, choosing colors,

Colors of life, colors of death

Pinks, yellows, vibrant hues of life

Blues, blacks, cool colors of death by the artist.

Setting the mood, the sense, the action

Touching the senses, stroking the

Emotions of the “story.”

Caressing life’s events by

Fingering the atmosphere the impression by the artist.

That character, that personality, inspiring an air of quality

Capturing the vibrations of life,

The temperament and personality of what he sees.

Spirit filled with life’s enduring moments

Overflowing with integrity, packed with visual interpretation, by the artist.

Understanding and translating his version of

Life’s happenings; its affairs coupled with consequences,

The aftermath of an episode exploding with meaning,

Its implications, its importance, and its values

Its principles, morals, and ideals by the artist.

One who sees beyond or outside of a given object,

a situation, or a specific position

Yet affirming, asserting, and

Maintaining an aura of preciseness.

Focusing, centering for today, for the moment, for the present

For that work of art, that image on life’s canvas

Filled with reflections of times past,

Varying with textures, electrifying shades of  paints, watercolors, and oils.

Ever tasting life’s differences, shapes,

Ideas and visions by the artist.

God the Father 1779 by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni