"Perfectly Graceful" speaks to heavenly numbers.
ONE is about one God. There is one sea star in the center. Painted in pink, the pink represents the passionate love the Father has for us.
THREE is the Trinity, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. There are three living creatures in the painting: the coral, the fish, and the sea star.
FIVE is the number of Grace which is one of the main themes in the Bible in context.
Five is associated with Grace throughout the Bible. The fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is "hey". It is the letter that was added to change the names of Abraham and Sarah after their story of faith.
The fish is an ancient Christian symbol created hundreds of years ago due to the threat of death when the church was under intense persecution. A believer would draw half of the fish in the dirt and another would complete the drawing in order to communicate their shared faith. Christians are still dying for the faith, and the fish is still used to communicate our faith to each other and to the world.
They say the fish symbol may have come from the story of the loaves and fishes, the breakfast of fish Jesus cooked the disciples on the beach at the Sea of Galilee after the Resurrection. Or, it could be the story of the coin found by Simon Peter in the mouth of the fish. The story as I see it is about the Good News of grace, the free gift given to us by
Jesus through his atoning death: our salvation.
The Greek word within the fish is ICHTHUS, which means "fish" in Greek. When spelled out in the Greek it is five characters forming an acronym. It is the acronym for the phrase Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. It is broken down to Jesus - Christ - God - Savior - Son.
The sea star has five arms. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that on the fifth day God started His creation of living creatures on this earth by creating sea life and birds.
This is a reproduction print with visible brushstrokes resembling an original. Each piece is finished with a protective gloss varnish.