James 1

During 2009-2010 I created a series of collages on 9″ x 12″ paper illustrating all of the Epistle of James. This book is as close as the New Testament gets to the type of wisdom literature found in the Book of Proverbs. The author treats a number of subjects in quick succession utilizing vivid imagery, which lends itself nicely to the type of semi-surrealist style that I favor.

Images for the first chapter of James are shown below:

To the Tribes (James 1:1)
Topsy-Turvy Teaching (James 1:2-4)
Wavering (James 1:5-8)
Ups and Downs (James 1:9-11)
Death’s Life Cycle (James 1:12-16)
Shadowless (James 1:17-18)
His Master’s Voice (James 1:19-21)
Amnesia (James 1:22-25)
Pure Religion (James 1:26-27)