Imago Dei: Dignity. Oil on canvas, 24 by 15 inches unframed, 29 by 20 inches framed. Completed August 2022.
My friend has recently reconnected with me after a long absence by inviting me to a celebration of life for his best friend, a tattoo artist. We've met a few times since then. His life is going well. He is engaged, has a comfortable place to live, feels like he has found his place in the world. But it hasn't always been that way, and those times have left their mark.
I respect that through it all my friend never forgot that he is made in the image of God. He never lost his dignity. Imago Dei.