The good Shepherd by ep-arts

The good Shepherd

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Added: May 21, 2005
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I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep
The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep
The hired hand runs away
because he is a hired hand
and cares nothing for the sheep
I am the good shepherd
(John 10)

Give the hungry their bread
and they will follow you
Serve a scapegoat on the table
and they will only worship you
if only you know seen the truth
then your followers will believe you blindly

The first impression of this picture might be a sense of blasphemy, but that wasn’t meant to be. I am inspired by the relationship between the master and the servants’ history in the western world with religion as a strong factor of power. I am inspired by Christianity as power.

If you believe in only one God, this God leads you and makes your reality. If there is only one who leads the way, there is no other way to follow. The good shepherd protects his sheep and leads them to their salvation. What makes the shepherd good, if there are no other shepherds to compare with?

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Guest's picture

Egil, you are a cluless "DORK" and I feel sorr for you.

otsoiho's picture

Hey Egil. Did you win anything with this? I like the final outcome, much better than when it was halfway in progress.

Guest's picture

I absolutely adore this. One of my alltime Epilogue favorites.

Guest's picture

Incredible work - bravo!

somerset's picture

Ah, wonderful composition, very pre-raphaelite in flavour, Egil! the woman is brilliant......I love this picture!
sorry I spelled your name wrong in that last comment....mmmm still it gives me a second chance to say how lovely your work is! James

somerset's picture

Ah, wonderful composition, very pre-raphaelite in flavour, Egin! the woman is brilliant......I love this picture!

taz's picture

i love the way you render cloth, the folds are really well defined. the whole piece is great.

Guest's picture

This image you have created here is beautiful and I like what you express along with it.

Art at its best.