"Christ With Wheat and Tare"
oil on canvas
In this painting, Christ is portrayed holding both a strand of wheat and a tare. We learn from the scriptures, that before He comes again, He will allow the wheat and the tares to grow together before He gathers them. I wanted this to show our Savior's tender love for both the wheat and the tare. The wheat is straight and close to the savior, while the tare is bent away from Him, toward the darkness. His hands represent our Savior's love for us. The wheat and tare can represent each of us at times in our lives. By our choices, we either come unto Christ, or distance ourselves from Him. Yet His love is always there for us, and through His Atonement we can turn toward Him again and find security and peace.