Five Routine Minutes: Airbrushed Truck ArtPosted: September 19, 2011
I went on a quick road trip this weekend.
As I headed up the highway, I noticed a pick up truck as it went past. It stood out because it had a mural painted on its tailgate. I kept an eye on the truck because I love seeing what people blow their paychecks on. I was fortunate that traffic allowed me to catch up with it and enjoy the painting.
The truck was not in great shape. It seemed like the owner had not put much money into his vehicle other than to have the tailgate painted. Perhaps some day he will spend a few more dollars on taking care of it. Maybe he’ll put one of those classy wings on it.
The painting spanned the whole tailgate of the truck. It was a lovely pastoral scene. Not pastoral like a church pastor; it depicted a lovely green field. Everyone who knows me knows I love a lovely green painting of a field. This one was different than most paintings of a field
Yes, a guy being stabbed. In a lovely field. He was lying on his back and there was a guy with a sword about to stab him as he was lying there defenseless. This little event was occurring near the middle of the painting. To the left of that, in the painting, was a depiction of the truck.
So a lovely field, with a man being stabbed by another man. One or both of them presumably arrived by truck. They were not alone. Someone else was in the painting. It was Jesus.
Well, it was not all of him. It was just Jesus’ head, floating over the field. It (or he) was facing toward the stabbing. It was very odd looking. I don’t know why Jesus wouldn’t bring his entire being out to the lovely field.
I tried to come up with a title for this work of art. After considerable thought, I have decided that the title of the painting is…
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