Angel Of Death


“Angel Of Death” by Mark Moore, ย acrylic on canvas 16 x 20

The inspiration behind this painting comes from my youngest son Mark Jr, he was born in 2010 with a heart condition and his heart had a whole in the center and was to under go surgery when he turned 1 yr old. After a few weeks had past since he had been born the doctors started to get concerned, so at age 2 months we were told the surgery would be now or never and he was not expected to live. Now being a father of a sick boy you feel helpless as you stand by unable to protect your son. So we head to the hospital for Jr’s open heart surgery, sitting in the waiting room seemed like a an eternity when the nurse comes out to tell us they are still working on him and he had flat lined on the table. They were able to revive him and the surgery was a success and it has been almost three years now. But I did this painting last year as I reflected on that day, the Angel Of Death had come for my son and I wasn’t able to do anything but love him. As seen in this painting the Angel Of Death is trying to reach out and grab him but the force of love, life, and faith was to strong so she spared my son’s life. This is how I felt the day of my son’s surgery and I have come to terms with his sickness and just now am I able to share this story, because I know Jr will live a long and happy life.

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  1. Aww, this brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful story. And that picture is the best of all!
    The “angel of death” phrase reminds me of that song by Social Distortion, “When the Angels Sing.” For some reason, I have a feeling you may know the song ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kert Stiller

     /  March 26, 2013

    Mark your passion shows in your work. I feel very blessed that I get to call you a friend and even more blessed to watch grow as an artist. I remember some of the conversations we had when your family was gong through these tough times and to see this work of Art come as an inspiration of those days makes this piece even more special. GREAT WORK Mark Moore!!!!

  3. Beautiful! I always try to make a connection with my art and what the client wants so that it is personal and more meaningful. This wins the prize and thank you for sharing your story. Best wishes for continued success and happiness.

  4. Yes, I hope you both have a long & happy life!!

  5. Thank You Mary Anne , I do know the song lol

  6. Thank You Kert, You are a great friend brother ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thank You Rita, It took a long time for me to explain the inspiration behind this piece

  8. Thank You Jane,,,,, ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. thank you for sharing your story, standing by waiting and feeling helpless when our children are ill or in danger is heart wrenching. i had such an experience myself, not sure i could write about it yet though. good on you for being able to express your emotions, it’s a beautiful work. and thanks for liking my new story too.


  10. Beautiful painting, words, and sentiment! May I re-blog this on one of my blogs?

  11. Thank You so much, You are welcome to reblog anything on my site ,,,,:)

  12. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I will re-blog it within the next week. I know that it will be very encouraging to others!

  13. Thank You , I hope this finds its way to other families that have been through similar problems and gives them some sort of hope and faith

  14. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ Now remember, don’t feel obligated… just have fun if you want to and know that I admire you! Here’s the link!

  15. Beautiful. Some stories can only be shared when you’re ready; if ever.

  16. Thank You ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. ihelenblog

     /  March 30, 2013

    What a touching and very emotional post! Thank you for sharing. There is nothing worse than feeling helpless in helping your children. Your pictures are superb! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Thank You so much, My son is full of life now, he will have to have another surgery when he gets about 5 to 7 yrs old but we are prepared and trust faith and the doctors at Vanderbilt Hospital

  19. Reblogged this on poemtherapyproject and commented:
    This story of Mark Jr touched my heart. I am reminded that love and faith often work miracles!

  20. Thank You Poemtherapy ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. You are very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Just lavish love on him and kiss him and hug him and squeeze him every chance you get, Mark. Let his spirit continue to influence your work and you will certainly do him justice. I sincerely hope you get to share a very long life with him. Best wishes, David.

  23. Thank You so much David, ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. Thank You so very much Heart Condition

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