ART GALLERY

This is a gallery of some of the live art that was painted during services at Indy Vineyard Church in 2019, and a few pieces from special events at the Vineyard in 2018. The original plan was to hang at least some of this in the sanctuary, but during this time of social distancing, it made sense to post them online so you can see them even when we're not gathering at the physical building!


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Note: As we update this page in the future and add new art, the URLs to full paintings may change.

  • The Brilliance - JuLie Sparks - Feb 2018

    "Painted in the prayer room at Indy Vineyard in 2018. We are each a reflection of our Father in Heaven and each cut has released even more brilliance. The colors that we show also combine with the colors of others as we come near to one another, creating a delicate and beautiful reflection of our multifaceted God."

  • Mercy - Julie Sparks - Good Friday 2018

    "Painted during worship at the Arms Wide Open event at Indy Vineyard in 2018. Jesus meets us where we are, in the midst of our successes and in the midst of our messes. He drank the cup as no other could. We are cleansed by his blood and he releases the water of life in that place of meeting. The old is replaced with the new and we begin again as new creations."

  • We Lift Our Hands - Julie Sparks - 27 July 2019

    "Mixed media. Created at a regional conference [the Presence Conference] at Indy Vineyard in 2019. This is a collaborative piece done in worship to God. It references Psalm 134:2 and involves several participants of a wide range of ages. Participants were invited to trace their own arm onto paper and then decorate as desired. The pieces were then assembled onto the painted background."

  • Song of AScents - Timothy Taylor - July 2019

    "Some time ago I felt that the Lord showed me that we each carry a flame. When we come together to worship those flames kindle together into a larger fire, igniting the fires that are dwindling. I painted the Tabernacle of David, with the pillar of fire above, the presence of God both kindling and being kindled. There are three stars in the night sky, which in Judaism symbolizes a new day."

  • Going Over - Rae Botsford End - Aug 2019

    "The canoe is going over the waterfall, which is a scary situation to be in, but the wings—which the person in the boat may not even see—represent God's protection and salvation in even the scariest circumstances. Pastor Randy also pointed out to me later that you normally steer from the back of the canoe, so the fact that the canoe's rear seat is empty may also represent God Himself steering invisibly. The point is that when we feel so out of control, our God is still in control, is still present, and is working in ways we do not see yet. Painted during Jericho Jones's message on grief."

  • Eat the Locust - Julie Sparks - Oct 2019

    "This image came from a vision about 'catching' hope, i.e. God’s grace for redemption of everything that has been stolen from our lives. The common bluebird is snatching up the locust in flight. We do not need to wait until things seem perfect to take action and grab onto hope. God will redeem the time. Scripture references are Joel 2:25-32, Hebrews 10:23, and Philippians 3:12."

  • The Provision Tree - Timothy Taylor - Nov 2019

    "I saw a tree in the midst of a field ringed by other trees. I’ve seen it several times, lush and full of fruit. In my mind I saw Jesus inviting me to climb the tree. I sat on one of the branches and Jesus gave me a piece of fruit. As I looked down at it, I could see trees within the fruit. Then Jesus nudged the fruit toward my mouth. So, I took a bite.

    I felt the Lord say, 'This is your tree, and you can eat from it whenever you want.'

    'What tree is this?' I wondered

    'The tree of provision,' came the reply.

    I then perceived that the tree had deep roots and was well watered. 

    The trees within the fruit represented the seeds.

    'In your hunger,' I felt the Lord was saying, 'you have been eating the seeds with the fruit.'

    I could think of countless occasions over the years where God has blessed me in incredible and unexpected ways. In desperate times, when the cupboards were nearly bare and bills needed to be paid, any income was quickly consumed. 

    I felt the Lord was showing me that within every blessing, every piece of fruit, there was also a seed, and I was to ask him what the seed was (i.e. a financial portion, 10% etc) and where to plant it (person(s), ministry, etc), and thus grow the provision.

    Following this came several financial blessings as confirmation, each time I broke off a piece and planted it somewhere else.

    That night when I saw the tree, I noted the field around it and the other trees in the distance. The Lord explained to me that the field I saw my single tree in, was actually supposed to be full of trees. I needed to plant seeds. And that the forest of trees I saw in the distance were the trees of others.

    I felt the Lord telling me, everyone has a tree."

  • Joy - Rae Botsford End - Dec 2019

    "Painted during Pastor Randy's Advent message on joy. I believe this painting shows two levels of joy: the ephemeral, represented by the blossoms (maybe almond blossoms), and the longstanding, represented by the deer in this high place. The blossoms don't hide the deer here, and the deer is not eating the blossoms, but the two are both visible, valuable, and not impeding one another, just like we get to enjoy both temporal and eternal joys."