About the verse
We are bombarded daily with negative, even demonic
thoughts, that are designed to make us miss the pathway of obedience
and stray from Christ. I must cultivate nothing but good
plantings in the garden of my thought-life. There are many
good and godly thoughts to delight, bless and edify the
Spirit-controlled mind. Why should I tolerate weeds in my
About the art
The little garden at the bottom was fortuitously
rather than intentionally symbolic. A unique abstract
curvilinear border circles the design. The inner geometric
border has echoes both of Islamic and of Celtic bandwork designs.
This is an earlier piece, from 1988, and is less geometric and more
two-dimensional than my later work.