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This dramatic piece by Nicora Gangi reflects upon God's decision to wait in Revelation 7:1-3.

Revelation 7:1-3

The Sealed Ones


Nicora Gangi


Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts


11 x 14 inches

Paper and digital collage

Mixed Media Collage

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.
I saw another angel ascend from the sunrise, having the seal of the living God. He cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,
saying, “Don’t harm the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the bondservants of our God on their foreheads!”

Revelation 7:1-3

This image represents the pending storm of judgment, and for a moment there is this calm.

These angels—seen in the image as four sets of hands—are standing on the four corners of the earth, holding back the winds of destruction. The set of hands towards the bottom of the image are largest due to the fact I have set our vantage point in the West viewing this scene.

John sees an angel ascending from the East. Like the mighty angels in Revelation 5:2 and Revelation 10:1, this angel calls forth in a mighty voice. The command of God to the four angels is "WAIT!"

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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