LIVING WATERS II
Acrylics on canvas with augmented reality, 2019, 160cm x 180cm
Waterfalls are a true wonder of nature, exhibiting the immense power and majesty that water can possess. The sight of water cascading down from great heights is truly awe-inspiring, captivating the senses and leaving a lasting impression. Not only do waterfalls demonstrate the sheer force of nature, but they also serve as a reminder of the constant motion of water, shaping the earth as it flows.
Whether observed from a distance or up close, waterfalls offer an unforgettable experience that highlights the beauty and magnificence of the natural world.
In particular, the painting Living Waters II depicts the life-giving properties of water and its spiritual significance. From a spiritual perspective, water can represent the purifying and renewing power of God, with references to "living waters" in the Bible. Jesus himself was likened to a source of living water that could quench spiritual thirst.
Living waters can also symbolize the Holy Spirit, flowing freely and abundantly to bring new life and renewal to those who receive it. The image of waterfalls and living waters reminds us of the importance of nature and its spiritual significance in our lives, encouraging us to appreciate and respect the power and beauty of creation itself.
Through the use of augmented reality, the painting comes to life, further emphasizing the dynamic nature of water and its significance as a symbol of the divine.
How to view the augmented reality layer on this painting
You can experience the augmented reality layer with the ARTIVIVE app, which you can download free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Crank up the volume and view the painting (either the original, printed out on paper or on the computer screen) through your smartphone.