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A personal artwork based on the hymn by Edward Mote, "The Solid Rock."
The Solid Rock
My visual representation of the hymn by Edward Mote (1797 - 1874)
As a Christian and believer in Jesus Christ, I found that whenever I sing this hymn in church, it always struck a profound chord in me. So the artistic side of me thought it seemed only logical to try and make a piece about it. I'm rather chuffed with the overall feel and colours, and as I've done it quite large (1200mm x 880mm) I may even consider getting it printed onto canvas.

Should anyone be interested, the triangle and bubble shapes are based around the atomic structure of silica tetrahedron which is the same basic building unit for practically every silicate on the planet.

Here is the hymn in its entirety:

        "My hope is built on nothing less
        Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
        I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
        But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

        When darkness veils His lovely face,
        I rest on His unchanging grace;
        In every high and stormy gale,
        My anchor holds within the veil.

        His oath, His covenant, His blood
        Support me in the whelming flood;
        When all around my soul gives way,
        He then is all my hope and stay.

        When He shall come with trumpet sound,
        Oh, may I then in Him be found;
        Dressed in His righteousness alone,
        Faultless to stand before the throne.

        On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
        All other ground is sinking sand,
        All other ground is sinking sand."

        —    Edward Mote (1797-1874)

Image Credits:
Skeleton Ship - Ghost of Kuji (link:
Dunes - Ed Siasoco (link:
Rocks - Part of a photo by Ian Cowe (link: