My brother has recently been experimenting with spray paint and boards to create art. Well, his wife says it’s more of a craft than art. One of the paintings has a grey background with blue, black, gold, silver and brown with red falling over it. His five year old, Grace, explained to me the symbolism of each colour.
Chris: Grace, what does the red represent?
Grace: The blood of Christ covering our sins.
Chris: And what does the gold and silver represent?
Grace: Our treasures. The things we love more than we love God.
Chris: And what about the black and blue?’
Grace: Sin and sorrow.
Chris: And the brown?
Grace: I don’t remember.
Chris: Um, dung.
Grace: What is dung?
Chris: It’s our..um, poo.
Grace: Why is our poo sin?
Chris: Well, that’s a good question. We’ll just put this in the garage. Mommy thinks is dark anyway.