The symbol of the sword has different means across different cultures. In this painting, however, we look at the symbol of the sword through the lens of Christianity. In Christendom, a sword is a symbol of the Word of God, who is Jesus Christ. We are told in Ephesians 6:17 that the sword of the … Continue reading Commentary on “The Sword” painting by DELASI ANYAH
How do you feel when you see the color red? Excited? Do you sense desire? How do you feel when you see a baby wearing pink or blue? Do you think cute? How about a baby wearing black? Oooo! Picture entering a big yellow room with xylophone sounds playing in the background. Now picture entering … Continue reading Stress, low moral and why the corporate world needs art
This painting symbolises a testimony of a man, an agnostic, who had an encounter with God in church. Acrylic on Canvas 80x80cm
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94 (painting above), which is amongst a series of works titled "a tall abstract story" is being exhibited along with a hodgepodge of works of art and literature by Dela Anyah. For more information about the works and gallery head to the NUGallery in East Legon.
Before I presented the painting to her, I decided to play a little prank: I did this just to see her reaction to the painting before I told her it belonged to her. So this is the little story. After a series of conversations about God, her life, testimonies and other topics, I got to … Continue reading Haus Diaries: Selorm’s Story
View fullsize Marie Ann and Dela Anyah Jacob Tetteh, a friend from way back, we attended high school together, hit me up and told me about an upcoming concert he had at his church. He wanted paintings and what came to me were paintings that captured the word Jewish word Shekinah (or Shechinah): the presence/ glory … Continue reading Haus Diaries: Shekinah Concert (2016)
Selfie God love you: Acrylic on Canvas (2015) Thanks Sultan💪🏾.
This is painting of a young girl who was pronounced dead a myriad times, as well as incapable of having a normal life (should she survive) by her doctors. She was born at five months and is a living testimony: thanks to the prayers of her family and others who stood by them in prayer. Here, she is seen holding the index finger of her mother, a gesture that proved she still had life within her, and to the left of the painting stands Jesus: He came to give her life at the point where all seemed hopeless.
In her beautiful mind (2015) Pencil and Acrylic on canvas Clouds, Koi fish, foliage and abstract textures. It all happens in her beautiful mind. This work of art is a bespoke piece featuring a hodgepodge of my favourite elements and techniques.
This painting was birthed out of an intimate conversation with a friend of Dela's, whose father had passed away. Their conversation amongst other musings on family life that he Dela had been having at that moment led to the creation of what will be called: A Father's Love. It captures the desire of a newbie father to attend to the cares of his child.
Dela Anyah The Sower The Shofar Crown of Thorns Vessel of honour The Praying Woman
This painting was crafted out of a beautiful testimony of a man who had a near death experience where he met Jesus and was told things that only he would remember and understand; it captures the moment of their intimate conversation and more.
Medium: Acrylic and pencil on canvas.