On Wings Like Eagles
by Adam Uhlig
On Wings Like Eagles, Isaiah 40:31, Adam Uhig
My name is Adam Uhlig. I came to the Lord several years ago while in my third year of college. After following after the world an emptiness kept growing in me and a longing for change seemed inescapable. I was soon hit with depression and anxiety and realized I needed big changes in my life that I couldn't make on my own strength.
I got invited to a local church and began attending a bible study. I remember being drawn towards the preaching and for the first time being able to see the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe God used the pain of depression and anxiety to draw me to him to show me I was in desperate need of a savior.
Soon after transferring to a school back in Savannah I made a decision to get baptized. I began understanding with more depth what it means to follow and surrender to Christ. I got plugged in with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry on my campus and soon joined the ministry team and then the leadership team. I also participated in many retreats, on campus events, and several mission trips which greatly changed my life.
Some of my most profound and powerful experiences were serving on mission trips we took to North Georgia, ministering to impoverished refugees from all over the world. After I transferred back to Savannah I switched my major over to what I seemed to be most passionate about... Fine Arts. I focused in illustration, painting, and my last year sculpting.
It wasn't long before I began to question if God was calling me to make art to advance his kingdom and glorify him. My senior show had two major pieces based off Romans 1:16 (unashamed of the gospel) and Proverbs 28:1 (being as bold as a lion). God began showing me how art is a platform to share truth with people and I've been hungry to use my art to do so ever since.
I get many opportunities everyday to connect with people and I find that using art greatly aids me in the process of sharing myself and my testimony with others. I thank God for a passion for creativity and a passion to share his love and use visual art to do so.
The piece I've chosen to submit comes directly from Isaiah 40:31 and is about waiting on the lord and finding renewed strength (endurance for the long road/journey called life). The piece began as a design in my printmaking class and made it's way onto Photoshop after the final critique and submission of the project. This image draws on stained glass art and was rendered digitally using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to achieve the final look. This is one of many scriptures that has seemed to jump off the page and grab my attention.
I am very drawn toward Scriptures that uplift, encourage, and strengthen and so my art tends to reflect these themes very often. If you are interested in seeing more work please feel free to visit my website: www.adamuhlig.com or check out my facebook @ www.facebook.com/AUDesigns