This example of Aboriginal Christian art is something I ripped out of a magazine eight or more years ago, or thereabouts, only to gather dust in my old art folders for years, largely forgotten. I suspect it may be the first piece of Aboriginal Christian art I ever collected.
Unfortunately, as it was way before I ever heard of blogging, I lacked the foresight to write down the artist details. I think it is however reasonably easy to interpret. It features Jesus and Adam under the Trinity. Those who live under Adam are in disharmony and darkness, facing different directions. Those who live under Jesus, the second Adam, are in harmony and light. This harmony is entered through the waters of baptism. I hope you find it interesting.
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I’ve just read One Blood. I think it was in there. If I can reborrow it, I’ll find out the source.
It was done by Ivan Jordan – Baptist missionary to Warlpiri people in the NT using their drawings (Western desert style).
Thanks muchly Eric. Some other interesting works in that link too. Nice to see I got the interpretation right as well!