BGC Museum Exhibit: Picturing the Parables

The Tree from a Mustard Seed
Anne Brink   Colored pencil on paper  2007

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.  (Matthew 13:31-32)

Brink tackles Christ’s parable where he compares the Kingdom of God to a tiny mustard seed. She depicts the tree as the home for the birds of the air. As with many of her works, the peoples of the earth celebrate with all of creation in the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.