“The Task At Hand”

Title :  “The Task At Hand”

Year :  2013

Medium : Oil On Canvas

Dimensions : 48 x 72 in ( 121.92 x 182.88 cm.)

Availability : Private Collection (reproductions available)


When the Lord gives you a task to complete , He will always provide you with the tools to complete it.


The Perspective :

Exodus 3  (NIV)

Moses and the Burning Bush
3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father,[a] the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Exodus 4  (NIV)

Signs for Moses

Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. 3. The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

About the painting :  A visual narrative of the account of Moses in the presence of God .


Keypoints :

  • I am That I am written in the flames.
  • The Plaques carved in the staff.
  • The removal of the sandals.
  • The condition of his hair (dreadlocks)
  • The location


Available as an open edition canvas gallery wrap 20 x 24 Retail Price : $100.00 USD


1 Comment
  • Pam SNow
    March 30, 2015

    I love this. I purchased it as a gift but decided to keep it once Edwin mailed it. I love your work.