The above is sand painting by Mauricio Palacio
I recently participated in a prophetic art gathering sponsored by Faith n' Grace Christian Store / KING OF GLORY OUTREACH. Artists are invited to paint as worship while soaking music draws you up in the clouds. This is the type of music played, though there was just a handful of us in a small place:
Within minutes I already had the beginning of an image. They supplied canvas and acrylics and the Lord guided me. What was different about this experience, as opposed to the other paintings I have done is the ease with which it flowed. Usually I have a concept, I mull it over in my head, visualize, sketch and it begins to unfold slowly. I have an idea what I’m going to paint before I paint it.
In this case, I saw a silver egg shape first, as I began to put the paint down, the rest unfolded before my eyes. In an hour I was done. I just took it home to do a few touch ups.
This is what happened:
Not bad.....entitled "I am the Truth, the Word and the Light". It was a wonderful experience and I hope to do more and more of it. I became curious about other prophetic artists and interested to find out what the difference was between Christian Art ( the kind I have been doing that is perceived and completed over time) and prophetic art (the kind that is done during worship as a visual prophecy).
Leslie Young Marks says of her art on her Visual Praise website:
"Visual Praise started out as the name given by God to a prophetic vision to restore the kingdom of fine art to the Kingdom of God"
Leslie Young Marks "Dominion at the Gate"
I had operated in the prophetic gift for 30 years. To couple that with art was astounding to me.
Most of the paintings here were done during times of worship at different conferences and meetings I was in and often invited to for the purpose of painting, teaching and ministry.
Prophetic painting is expressing through paint and canvas what God is revealing by the Holy Spirit to me. There is the act of worship while painting inspirational art and prophetic art. They are both valid expressions, but prophetic art has a unique message and impact.
Judy Ross Sound from Heaven
Judy Ross Breaker Angel
Judy Ross Birthing Your Destiny
Equally powerful in not more so, the works of Judy Ross offer a message from heaven for anyone. There contains none of the Judeo-Christian symbolism. It is pure energy.
What I can say about my own experience between creating the piece above and another piece that I painted recently, is that the Holy Spirit is right there with you. There are no preconceived ideas of where the painting is heading. The vision of the painting happens step by step as you're creating. It's now "steam of conciousness" because there is focussed message that is coming through.
Anne Cutri Through the Door
Jean Shen Tidalwave Globe
In a lengthy explanation(click on link above) she describes how she came to understand this painting-word, accompanying scripture and revelation. This is what she says of the painting above:
What I have experienced is just kindergarten stuff compared to some of these artists who are able to see a vision, paint it and interpret it. Her visions not only reveal help for personal issues but global issues as well.
The above shows the possibility in the heavens as a focal point for prayer to bring it into physical manifestation. And in Revelation 19:10:
Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
This is what I'm understanding prophetic art to be..... so far. I'm still exploring.
I just found the above artist, Mauricio Palacio as shown doing his sand art.
Mauricio Palacio Divine Nature
Mauricio Palacio Let Him That has no sin Throw the First Stone
This artist helped to clarify the distinction between inspired Christian art and Prophetic art. It seems the popular usuage of the word prophetic art as it pertains to a worship service is a spontaneous word from God in visual form. Not necessarely an artistic achievement in the aesthetic sense of the word, but a visual communication or message. Though all art is a communication in some form, usually art to be classified as such has to have some artistic merit. It is clear in some of these examples that the art wasn't performed in a few hours but conceived and constructed over time to give it a traditional asesthetic merit.
Anne Cutri - Prophetic Message Sketch 5