© 2015 by Jana Branca Fine Art

838 Mangorei Rd, Mangorei, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Puzzeling

This work, as well as its process, encompasses the nature of my faith. The exploration of this seemingly ethereal subject, lead to the puzzling of a previously coherent image. Each part rendered tangible, beautiful and certain; yet unconnected. The arrangement of these segments, in order to achieve an articulate whole, is therefore unsure. This is indicative of the solid fractions of truth known; and further portrays an inadequacy to piece these fragments together to form a single understanding.

The Mystery of faith is reiterated through the image of the final product: unclear, yet strangely powerful; eliciting a desire and hope to solve the puzzle and discover the ‘whole greater that it’s parts’. This echoes the Apostle Paul’s words: ‘for we know in part, and we prophesy in part... For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.’