Sower And The Seed by Stephen  J. Vattimo
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medium acrylicSize 3 ft. × 4 ft.year 1997this painting illustrates The Parable The Sower And The Seed, A teaching of Jesus’ , recorded in the book of Matthew, chapter 13. The 4 heart in the sky represent 4 different responses of those who hear the Gospel message.Heart on the lower left , represent those who have heard The gospel but reject it. The devil then comes and takes it away from their hearts, this is illustrated by the crows flying away with the seed, that had fell on the road side.The second heart on the upper left side of the sky, represent those receive the gospel message with joy, but doesn’t take root in their faith, and their faith is temporal, falling away when trials or affliction come their way because of the gospel. This is illustrated by the grape vine that wither away in the heat of day, do to the lack of have a deep root system .The heart that is on the upper right corner of the sky represents those who received the gospel, and believe, but the worry of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. this is illustrated by the grape vine being choked out by a purple flower baring Morning Glory Vine. These vine produce pretty flowers by they are a organic farmers enemy, because they will choke out his crops. I learn this first hand in organic farming when i was a missionary for a couple of summers.The heart in the lower right corner of the sky, represents those who hear, believe, are committed to living for the gospel, produce much fruit. This is illustrated by the heart with the health, strong, fruit baring grape vine. The tiled field represents the world that God has prepared to receive the Gospel message. The sower are all christian that are commanded to go into the world and proclaim the gospel message. The seed being thrown by the sower represents the gospel message going out to the world.The seed bang has written on it, " The Word Seed Co. On it.written by Stephen J. Vattimo

Stephen J. Vattimo born 1965, in the Philadelphia area of the state of Pennsylvania.
Spent child hood in privet boarding school,due to hyper activity and not able to function in structure setting.
graduated from boarding school and attended regular public High school and graduated.
Served in the U.S. Military ,U.S. Army,Pa National Guard,Army reserves,Civil Air Patrol.
Artistically: Painter,Poet,Humorous short stories,commentator

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    fabulous art and symbolism

  • Thank you for you complement.Stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    I pray the seed you are sowing here will grow and bear much fruit Stephen.

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago

    very creative

  • Keith,

    Thank you for your comlement.Stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • coolart
    coolartover 6 years ago

    Awesome this really hits me hard. I have been helping others here today with just this message I hope they heard me as I hear you so clear. The work is not over complex and easy to read by the images you have chosen. Bravo hugs

  • Coolart,Thank you for taking the time to encourage me with your words.

    I hope you will enjoy my art and my writings. I pray the Lord will use my work to strengthen you walk with God.

    Stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

  • Solareclips,

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and congratulate me on being featured on Freedom to shine. I like the banner real cool.stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • riverotter
    riverotterabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! A great image! Kudos!

  • Emily,

    Thank you for dropping by and congratulating me on being featured on the Freedom to shine group. I hope you will blessed by God through viewing my other works of art and writings.stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations Stephen – we are both featured on the same page! I know you will be pleased that lots of people will be able to view this work – I pray for your message to penetrate the hearts of those who need to hear it. God bless you my dear friend.

  • Estelle,Thank you for taking time to stop by and congratulate. I would like to congratulate you on being featured on the Freedom To Shine group. This morning I stopped by to view you work, I see you like to work in a lot of different medium and styles. I like most of your work,

    I’m not to crazy about you modern art, but that just purely not my sty of art that I like. I am amazed by all you accomplishment , in your art, studies, and being a parent. You are a inspiration to me.
    If you get some time, read my newest poem Salvation in a storm, let me know what you think. It’s the fist poem I have written in about ten years,

    Your brother in Christ Stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 6 years ago

    Excellent artwork with wonderful details and interpretation of scripture!

  • Marie,

    I am glad the Spirit has touched you through my painting The Sower And The Seed. Here a little sad story about this painting. I donate, or lend , my art work to public places. My view is God can’t use my art work sitting around my house. So I donated The Sower And The Seed Painting to The Valley Christian college, well in was on display at the college for about three years, then it disappeared. Some people think it was left hang on a wall, when the college was trying to give away some stuff they did need any more, and because it happen to be hang in the area of the free stuff, some one might have thought it was for free.I found out the disappearance of the painting when I was donating my old truck to the college.Well I ask the school to search for it, and it never was found. Well some body probably chopped it up and used it to heat their house.The only reason I care what happened to it is because I try to be a good steward of the paintings God has given me.

    Stephen

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 5 years ago

    Beautiful artwork, with a great message!

  • Budrfli,

    Thank you, for taking the time to comment on my painting entitled," The Sower And The Seed." I hope you will view my other works of art, and read my poetry, and writings. It is my desire that God will use them to be a blessing to you.

    Stephen, For Surealworld Galleries .

    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 5 years ago

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