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Pearl of Great Price

Among the many pearls in this artist's book one stands out as larger and of more cost, reminding us of Jesus' parable of the Pearl of Great. Peals at the time of Jesus had more value than they do today, thus Jesus compared the pearl to the value of the Kingdon of Heaven. The parable also has a similar theme to the Parable of the Hidden Treasure which adds the notion of a 'diligent seeking'.

Advent is a time of seeking and searching for those pearls, those insights and longings that only are fulfilled by our search for knowing God.

Sandra Bowden has been an artist for nearly 50 years and currently creates artist's books that relate to the Bible.

Encaustic and gold leaf

2010

8 1/2 x 66 ½ x 1 1/4