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At Crossroads, every month we receive dozens of pieces of artwork from prisoners all across the country. We share this art in our biannual arts journal, Threads, on our Facebook page and in our Prison Art Project Gallery.

We recently received this stunning painting from Nickolas in Illinois. The piece is titled “Spirit of His Creativity.”

Here is what Nickolas had to say about what inspired him to paint this piece:

“When choosing this theme, I pondered the marvelous creative nature of God and all things created by God. In Genesis 1, God created mankind in His image. That image is spiritual and creative. Mankind has inherent abilities to create.

Since this creative capacity is part of the image of God in us, then exploring and exercising our creativity can be a means of better knowing ourselves and God.

Instead of showing the moment when God forms Adam’s body out of dirt, ‘Spirit of Creativity’ shows God giving Adam the final touch of life which will awaken His inner creative being.”


"Spirit of Creativity" by Nickolas H. in Illinois