Artist Andrew Schmidt uses graphite, marker, pen, and ink to explore God’s wrath in response to the theme of “Destruction” and Revelation 16:1-17:


Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.”…

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Andrew Schmidt, Revelation 16:1-17, 2014, 15″ x 19″, Graphite, Marker, Pen and Ink on Paper


From the Artist:

I chose this passage from Revelation because I wanted to illustrate the Wrath of God in a more modern approach. The style of the piece is my take on old natural science illustrations and alchemy diagrams of the Heavens. The geometric shape in the center represents God as a continuous form that has seven points or aspects; these then become the vials that contain God’s Wrath. The individual Wrath’s themselves reminded me of many modern problems we face today such as disease, pollutions, drought, and wild fires. These are all pressing global concerns that are foreshadowed in the Bible on the path to Armageddon.

Andrew Schmidt PortraitAndrew Schmidt (b. 1989) is an artist from Ferndale, Michigan. He received his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2014) and BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University (2012). He has shown in Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA, and New York City.


This work was curated by Evelyn Lewis.

Images are copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.

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