Caligraphy, the art of beautiful writing, begins with a dip pen and ink. Julia Fish Thompson uses this elegant tool to create the thick and thin lines of the lettering found in this artwork in a single stroke. Her love and expertise of her craft creates a vision of The Living Christ as has never been presented before.
This extraordinary combination of word and picture begs to be read and examined closely. Thompson's use of iconic symbols and subtle graphics help to illustrate the depth and beauty behind the message of The Living Christ. The greek letters Alpha and Omega sit at the top and bottom of the work marking the beginning and the end. Grapes represent Jesus himself as the vine, and Christians who abide in Him are fruitful branches. The Christus, the Lamb of God, and schools of fish can be found. There is the Crown of Thorns as well as a more traditional regal crown. The sun for light and the nails of a carpenter illustrate the page as well.