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A prolific artist, Nicora Gangi responds to the theme of "Light and Darkness" from Genesis 1:2 in her first work created for a collection inspired by each of the six themes for the year as a 2013 Artist in Residence.

Genesis 1:2

Spirit of God-The Spirit Hovering


Nicora Gangi


Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts, 2013 Artist in Residence


19 x 25 inches

Pastel on Canson Paper

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Genesis 1:2

The Spirit of God is the first mover; He moved upon the face of the waters.

Herein is hope: the Spirit of God begins to work. And if he works who will hinder?

God's Spirit moved upon the deep; He is the fountain of life and spring of motion.

The first of all visible things the Lord God created was light. Not that He Himself needs to see in order to work, for the darkness and the light are the same to Him. Rather, He created it that by it we may see His works and His glory in them.

"For the one that practices the truth, comes to the light that his deeds may be manifest as having been founded in God." (John 3:21)

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a Professor of Art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many Grand Prize and First Place awards and grants. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist’s books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist’s guilds. She is represented by: Edgewood Gallery (Syracuse, NY), and Gangi Studio (Winter Garden, FL).

Nicora Gangi

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