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We are immensely pleased to present The Lake, a new artwork created in response to Psalm 139, painted by Shawn Yu. This painting dives into a new theme – Water – for Summer 2012 with Spark and Echo Arts.

Psalms 139:9-10

The Lake


Shawn Yu


Curated by: 


18 in. x 24 in.

Oil on canvas

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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I placed a Metallic Vessel in my painting as both a visual motif and a symbol for containment; I really like the imagery of some one being lost and out of reach. I wanted my painting to have a feel of Dante-being-led-out-of-Purgatory.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Shawn Yu is an itinerant painter who spend his time traveling between Beijing, New York, Washington D.C. and various places on the United States east coast. He holds a MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. He has recently accepted a teaching position in Richmond, VA.

Shawn Yu

About the Artist

Shawn Yu

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