This is the story of the Last Supper portrayed symbolically. The sparrow is the most common and lowly of man. The blackbird represents sin. The nest with the three eggs (home in heaven with the trinity) is where this scene is leading. The floating table meaning God is in control. And most importantly, the white dove is Jesus.
- Printed on 10 point paper using a state of the art, six-color Heidelberg press with four color lightfast ink.
- Each poster is signed by the artist.
- Poster Size: 20″ × 16″
- Image Size: 18.125″ × 12.45″
I bought this print in 2011. Framed it with 3 mattes & non glare glass. It hangs over my fireplace & is a focal point of the room. I absolutely love it. It is so meaningful to me. I love symbolism and David Arms is a master at this. I always display his explanation of the picture in some way next to his work so others get the message. What a wonderful gift this artist has. I just appreciate every piece. I now have only 3 pieces, but am planning on another purchase soon. God bless you David Arms for sharing your talent and bringing joy to others!
I have loved this print since the first time I saw the notecards. Unfortunately, they were discontinued before I could order them. I wasn’t going to let that happen again!!
As an indigenous woman of color, my heart aches a bit at the use of a blackbird to represent sin. Black birds, including crows and ravens, represent many good things in many cultures - including holiness and faith. I'm afraid this image perpetuates a subconscious treatment of darker-colored beings as bad, wrong, and less than. Symbolism matters. And per Mr. Arms' blog, there is a place in art for moving forward, for progress, and change. There is a place in art- perhaps even a responsibility in art representing Christ - to help reset what the world sees in different colors.
This piece finishes off one wall in my living room. I love the subtle inference of faith Great conversation pieces David
Love the symbolism the Sparrows betray in this picture . Was hoping to purchase the painting but the colors in the poster were vibrant enough to mat and frame. I was able to create a similar feel .