Last night, I watched the movie The Book of Eli. In this movie, it painted an apocalyptic world. The future is morbid, brutal and violent. In a harsh world, there is the only thing that can change the world, The Book that Eli carries, determined to bring it to safety as he was told by a voice to restore civilization. But one man, the villain, knows the power of The Book and wants it for himself.
The movie made me reflect on my brother’s latest artwork he finished on Easter titled: Passage to Infinity that his friend commissioned him.
The more I look at the artwork waiting for it to speak to me, I see the first chapter of Genesis painted by the Master Artist creating from the dark matter of emptiness he formed the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Earth. He saw that this was good.
“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth … God saw everything that he made, and it was very good … On the seventh day, God finished the work, and he rested … ”
The story does not end here nor a further reflection on what this painting is all about. I would like to hear what his friend’s interpretation would be. He’s Jewish.