Dark Night of the Soul


Dark Night of the Soul

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.’ Romans 12:2

Painting this I sensed the huge eye of God, larger than the sky, looking upon you. It was bright white in a very dark night sky. I ‘saw’ you standing on the very tippy-toe edge ready to tumble into His eye. The treetops are 1,000 butterflies coming out of their cocoons. Gold represents divine glory, and the gold trail represents His continual presence with you. 

The soul is our mind, will, and emotions. The dark night of the soul is a very specific thing with a specific purpose. It is an experience of isolation from the world around you whilst you are hidden within the silent soul of God. You are hidden within His cocoon while you shed off the old and search for the new. It is a place of transformation.

It is a stage of growth at a fundamental core level between you and God, and no one can enter that space. Just as an outside force cannot break open the cocoon without destroying the butterfly. Your strength is built in that secret place.

During times of such hiddenness, life can seem meaningless. Imagine what that caterpillar is feeling! You are in metamorphosis. Do not despise the ‘pupa’, it is a very valuable stage of growth that you cannot do without. It is a time of trusting what you know, rather than what you feel. You come out of the ‘dark night’ in a form perfectly designed for a new way of life.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Dark Night of the Soul’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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Print 20 x 20cm, Print 30 x 30cm, Greeting Card 105 x 148mm, Postcard 120 x 120mm