In the Beginning
In the Beginning
In the Beginning

Elizabeth Zelasko

In the Beginning

Sale price$30.00

Commissioned by the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, I worked closely with Kevin Greaney to come up with three covers for the Denver Catholic magazine. This image was the first of three.

Here we see the earth dangling in between heaven and hell. Eden is above, recalling how it was in the beginning, and the devil is below, attempting to devour.

In the top center God is shown as a light communicating with Adam and Eve in the Garden.

The three stars around the earth recall the three stars shown in icons of Our Lady signifying her virginity before, during, and after the birth of Christ and also the Holy Trinity.

The stars in outer-space are copied exactly from the garments of Our Lady of Guadalupe, showing Mary's motherly protection of the people of Earth.

The devil below is shown as shadow and flame and is choking himself with his own body. This is how sin acts. As the devil has already lost, we see his defeat here as he is trying to destroy the earth.

*Please note that your order is fulfilled by Printful on museum-quality matte paper. Images will arrive in a mailing tube and will need to be flattened out and framed as desired. The cropping of all images is completed by me and may vary from size to size. As such, your print may appear slightly different than the image posted here.