Luke's Gospel, chapter 15 verses 11-32, has Jesus telling the story of a son who demands his inheritance early from his father. The son heads to a foreign land and wastes his inheritance in lavish and wild living. Famine comes, the son's new friends vanish and he ends up destitute and hungry, looking after pigs. Coming to his senses he realises that, whilst he can never become a son again, he might persuade his father to take him back as a servant. Stunningly, his father runs to meet him and greets him as one who has risen from the dead. At the welcome party the older son is furious and resentful and the father has to go and welcome him back too; hence Two Lost Sons might be an alternative title. It shows us the depth of God's love for us. This is the first time I've tried to show an entire parable unfolding, as seen from the air.
Medium: Oil on canvas