Thorn in the Flesh
2014
Steel, Gut, Snake Scales

Thorn in the Flesh

The story of the apostle Paul states that upon seeing God he went blind and that when healed what seemed like scales fell from his eyes. We are also told of an ailment only referred to as a "thorn in the flesh". He prayed that this burden be removed three times and was three times denied. I was interested in these two elements in how they illustrate the hardships which we have overcome as well as the hardships that we currently deal with. They do so with a specific consideration for the possible purpose that those burdens hold.