Exousia is a visually striking narrative project,
exploring the authority of Jesus as seen throughout the bible.
Through the use of imagery, the practice of Visio Divina — "sacred seeing" — is an ancient form of Christian prayer in which we allow our hearts and imaginations to enter into a sacred image, in silence, to see what God might have to say to us.
The Greek word exousia, is a term used to define the concept of authority. This project is an artistic exploration into the understanding of the biblical authority that belongs to the Christ.
Jesus is identified as the one with absolute exousia. This authority comes from God the Father. In the book of Matthew the author is very intentional in helping the reader to gain an understanding of the rule of Jesus, establishing his exousia through a series of stories. We begin to see that Jesus has rule and mastery over all;
disease, temptation, angels and demons, natural elements, human thought, sin and judgment,
and even life and death itself.
The work of Exousia is presented in a wide format book. Filled with striking imagery flanked by scripture, and written commentary that explores the significance and what that means in our own lives.
Then Jesus came to them and said,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Matthew 28:18 NIV