Description Hope is what keeps all of us alive. I've had to many friends, family, and students die from various things in life. I am amazed at how fast the vicious spiral of pain and depression can come upon people...leading to a darkness where hope appears to be gone. This picture is simply trying to illustrate that my hope comes from God in my life. He is what I fall back on when the tough times hit me. I have seen consistently how He has always been there for me. In a society that promotes pleasure, and 'whatever feels good - do it', it is a glaring statistic that says suicide is the second highest killer of youth in our nation. With over 20million addicts in America it is obvious that we are seeking relief from something and coming up empty, dry, and painfully depressed. My challenge to anyone viewing this picture who might be suffering from depression and hopelessness in your life, is simply that you would look to Jesus for help. He is my hope, and He can be yours as well.John 10:1010 The thief only comes to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life more abundantly.(from 'The Everlasting Gospel', Copyright 2000 by Freed-Hardeman University. All rights reserved.)
Tobin Springs, Seattle Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I am an artist. I love looking for an original idea, a new way of thinking, and seeing the beauty in things. Creativity and humor are important to me and I do what I can to facilitate an environment that have these present. I draw my inspiration from the people I meet and various events in my life. It is my goal not to just keep seeing that the glass is half full, but rather to find the source of the water that is filling the glass.
I am an Art teacher to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders within the Tukwila School District In Washington State. I enjoy teaching and the energy that kids bring with them wherever they go. As an adult it is important for us to recognize the power we have and just how much we influence our youth. It is my hope, that in my small way I will positively impact my students and help facilitate a better future.
Much of my Art work is inspired by my faith in God. The Bible has been a life-changing force in my life. My artwork pulls from famous Biblical people, imagery, and personally significant sections of the Bible. I look for meaning and power when considering an idea to illustrate and for me, nothing compares to my faith in my Lord Jesus Christ. Not all of my artwork has a blatant Christian theme, however, my faith flavors all aspects of my life, and my artwork is no exception.
I am honored that you have taken the time to learn a little bit more about me. God bless.