I have had two fantastic exhibitions! I was invited by Bilda and Sändaren to be part of an exhibition on the theme Faith. I've avoided painting religious images, as it is very difficult to make them justice. "Faith" is a concept that is depictable in symbolic ways, or in more concrete ones by showing people in some act of faith.
In this painting, the little girl is saying her bedtime prayers with the ernest faith of a child. She's not physically aware of the presence of the Christ, but He is fully aware of her, and watches lovingly over her. The main subject is the relationship between a person and her (or his) Saviour. In a way, it is the 'space' between them that is the subject, as it is there we find the relation (or within hearts). The Lamb emits an otherwordly light (Lumen de Lumine -- Light of Light) which falls like a blessing on the child, indicating that faith is also a gift.
I wanted to depict the sweetness of faith, as a counterpoint to more painful aspects of it.
I've moved the painting to my current exhibition, which ends on Monday.