Searching, Daybreak

Searching, Daybreak

Mark Joslin Davis
Country
Born 1982, Oregon; Residing New York
Dimensions
23.25 x 53.75 x 2.75 in.
Medium
Oil

Figures labor in the foreground, their bodies weary, but determined. Hardship is a common part of human experience. God sees the determination of the human spirit, unaffected by human lenses of social status and class. Davis writes, "The work hints broadly at historical echoes of displacement, both scriptural and secular: expulsion from the Garden of Eden, the Exodus, Great Depression-era calamity and flight, as well as recent humanitarian crises."

"There is great dignity in seeking to better ourselves and our circumstances, and great humanity in seeking to lift others."