DescriptionDeath is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered. Job 26:6 Looking at the cross of Christ it can only minister to us when we come uncovered. All of the preconceived notions, gestures, religion, lies and deception produce a separation spiritually from God that results in eternal death. When I address the cross in truth then and only then will it present the saving grace and power necessary to remove me from the burden of sin.Lord as I move closer to eternity help me to understand the truth of my salvation. At times it can present a challenge when I approach the cross clothed in all of my lies, hatred, lust, fear, religion and death concerning this fallen world which I am confronted with on a daily and hourly basis. How do I remove the plank from my eye that I may see clearly enough to see the truth about my brother? Unless I take it all off and trust in you I will continue to perish into an eternity away from you instead of one with you.Lord bless me today with an opportunity to be clothed in your righteousness. Help me to understand your will as I dwell in the presence of my brother. Encourage me to move faithfully and truthfully concerning your presence in me. For the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ rest in my ability to undress and become naked before you in every way. Holy Spirit dress me with the love that was presented at the cross of Calvary through the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.'Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.' Job 1:21
Anthony Crudup, Irvington, New Jersey Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Born August 3, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey to Hezekiah and Miriam Crudup the 5th oldest of 10. As a child there was a great love to copy art from comic books and other materials. Over the years this developed a love to create which led Anthony to pursue drawing with great love and affection. After graduating from West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey he attended the University of Minnesota with a major in Journalism and Communications a minor in Fine Arts. Presently the artist resides in his hometown Newark, New Jersey
Artist Statement The primary principle of my art is to paint from life the message of Jesus Christ. Our humanity provides the greatest inspiration for my work. It is through the Spirit of God and the Reborn human condition that my obsession for art is found in larger-than-life representations of the Holy Spirit on Canvas
I love using the contrasts of shapes ,colors , and textures finding them as we relate to the Spirit of God . How our spirit man can be rendered in such glory as we give praise to our creator and God.
With this I can make my case for the wonderful and marvelous creation given to us by God. Creating positive images and reflecting God's greatest attribute –LOVE--
May the presence and Spirit of God reach all who visit this site. Peace and Love Anthony Crudup