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Spirit Dance

Acrylic 30" x 36"

This painting was done during worship at a conference at Summerside Community Church, PEI. While the band was playing I was inspired during one song to paint the Father looking down upon us. What looked like an eagle feather hanging down developed near the profile of the face. From there the music changed and the sense of a powerful spiritual cadence was emerging. I painted a figure dancing in the foreground. It seemed to me like a Holy Spirit dance where the figure becomes an eagle. I draped over that eagle dancer a cape of fire. My wife, Cathy, came up to the stage where I was painting and told me to turn and look. At that moment there was a man dancing this same dance with a red cape and a spear in his hand. I had not seen this until this moment. I turned and added the spear