BGC Museum Exhibit: Picturing the Parables

Parable of the Sower
Lisa Snow Lady  Acrylic on canvas  2010

A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold.  (Luke 8:5-8)

Snow Lady’s painting colorfully interprets this story of Jesus in four panels: crows attacking the seed; barren soil yielding nothing; thistles choking out the planting; and a final celebration panel with field yielding wheat and flowers filling the air.