Connell is a visionary artist.
This painting, Scarecrow, is acrylic on canvas, 11×46.
Here are Connell’s thoughts on this painting…
“Discarded scarecrow hung on heavy timber, regaled in wind-torn garment and crimson shawl. A pork-pie crown to mock the king.
The dried-up crop of human bondage hemmed in by a thick black wire as storm-clouds fill the wide horizons.
A field of corn, dried up, dead, vanishing in the distance.
It is my life, my heart; a prisoner hemmed in by the barbs of my own guilt. And there is God, not outside and far off. Calling for me to heal myself.
But this scarecrow God, incarnate in flesh, joins me in this field of pain even to the point of death! Glory dressed in rags, bringing new life and a beating heart. Tearing down my fence of sin, giving strength for the storm to come.”
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