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7th August 2007
Amazing grace!
Mike Haywood has completed his 3 paintings entitled "Amazing Grace, which portray John Newton's dramatic religious conversion on board his storm tossed ship in the middle of the Atlantic.
John Newton (1725 -1807) wrote the words to “Amazing Grace”, one of the most beloved hymns of all time. Few people know that Newton was the captain of a slave ship for many years.

The triptych is over 10 feet wide.

The canvas on the left shows the depths of Newton's despair during the storm.

The central canvas is 5ft wide and depicts Newton's ship in the violent storm.

The canvas on the right depicts his moment of redemption.

The paintings are an allegory of the current state of the World. For instance,

......in canvas 1, the empty hourglass that Newton is holding is inscribed with the words "Homo sapiens"

......in the Main canvas the ship's name of "Greyhound" has been obscured slightly so that the word "Gaia" is visible

.... the chained World in the 3rd canvas is upside-down






A short biography of John Newton is attached.
Website www.mikehaywoodart.co.uk
Document PDF Document Attached
Contact name Mike Haywood
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