"death no longer (romans 6:9)"
mixed media collage on canvas
gregory a. milinovich
when i recently made a collage called "from the ashes" for a fundraising event for some friends in ministry, i received a note from another dear friend saying she would like to commission me to make something very much like it. rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, i went with the same inspiration (beauty from ashes, death from life, redemption, etc.). it was actually a fascinating experiment to use the same techniques and the same general idea, but to come up with a collage that, while similar, is also completely unique and has its own personality. i suppose if i made 50 of them, they would all have their own flavor.
as always when i am commissioned to do a piece, i get VERY nervous that the person is going to like the final product, and this case is no different, but i know i am happy with it, and that is all i can control. below are some detail shots so you can see it a bit better. i guess i didn't get a picture in the best lighting, because the colors (which i believe to be the strength of this piece) aren't quite as vivid as they are in person. you'll just have to trust me.
and remember, death no longer has a hold on us. it has lost its grip. it has no sting, no victory, no power. where death once reigned, life now bursts forth, defying grave-ity. in short, i keep coming back to those two words: love wins.
"We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him."
-romans 6:9 (nlt)