Let it be the Light
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 31x20 in

  • Religious beliefs of different peoples are an important part of world culture. They aid in comprehending the nature and purpose of human existence.
  • Genesis, the first book of the Bible, describes God's creation of the world with His words, "Let there be light;" and there was light.
  • The story of creation unfolds in Genesis 1:14–18 as follows:
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

God is both the mastermind and the workforce. In His heavenly studio He does not only
create or invent but also assemble and test. This way of putting ideas into practice is familiar: starting from the concept – "let there be light" – and making it to the completion of the project – "let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the
earth." Then, "God saw that it was good." Testing complete, He has accomplished His part. The "two great lights" are, of course, the sun and the moon.

The same theme of God the Creator is explored in the artist's painting Divine Geometry.