(Anti- ) Conformity

March 11 th 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

(Anti- ) Conformity is an attempt to address the challenges and sufferings we faces in our lives, seeking the strength of Christ in our moments of weakness. This painting is especially personal to me and my relationship with God as I struggle to work towards His plan and purpose for my life. Everyday, I experience God's grace as I wrestle with the challenges that we face on a daily basis living in a broken world.

I have used a contrasting palette as a depiction of holiness versus conformity, sin, and temptation. Though we are surrounded by ungodliness and experience confusion and struggling, we are able to rest in the thought of God's promise, His grace and forgiveness.

(Anti- ) Conformity reflects my response to conformity as it is represented in Romans 12:2, stating "do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will." This is a challenge we, as Christians, face everyday, striving to be separated from the patterns of the world around us.

Topics: Arts

Bonnie-Lee Ross is a fourth-year student, working towards her B.A. at Redeemer University College. Her studies include a double major in art and psychology. She has recently started courses working towards a B.Ed in the primary/junior division as well.