BGC Museum Exhibit: Picturing the Parables

The Sower
Edward Knippers  Oil on panel  2004

A sower went out to sow… The sower sows the word.   (Mark 4:3,14)

Knippers’ work shows a world in process of trans-formation by the power of the word. The sower is a powerful, muscular figure, yet he seems to struggle to complete his task. An angel reaches down from heaven to support him. This work reminds us that we see the world around us but we don’t recognize the cosmic glory of God’s grace at work, how he carries us in each moment. This work of art opens our eyes to see with a spiritual imagination.