In this piece, two young African American brothers at a playground represent the characters in the first murder. Cain’s vegetation offering (bouquet of flowers) was not acceptable to God, while Abel’s animal sacrifice (puppy) was. Cain holds a gun which points to the contemporary issue of familial crime in impoverished communities. The eye of God looks on in the upper right-hand background.
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
30 x 40, oil on canvas, jbmotesart.com