Artist's  Thoughts

For me, Psalm 1 represents an approach to God's word acknowledging nature's part in the creative process "bringing forth his fruit in due season." The seasons are ordered just as the Law of the Lord is,  blessing those who 'meditate on his law day and night."  It is a Psalm of contemplation. The tree is established between the water, The falcon hovers protectively  over the blessed couple, The Lord knows the way of the righteous ,and The seats of the scornful tumble back into the earth.  

Psalm 2 is more messianic.  God is actively getting involved in worldly affairs. A Christ-like figure with a rod of iron comes to readdress  the greed and exploitation of the worldly systems.  I had the image of Christ overturning the tables of the money changers as a idea model.

The illustration for Psalm 9, I redid after the World Trade Centre attacks. I have emphasised the lovers triumphant over death in the background. The lines "Have mercy on me ... Thou that lifts me up from the gates of death...that I may show forth all Thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion." It is the love of God rising above the ruins of the nations of men which have forgot God.

Ps. 1 "Blessed is the man"

Ps.2 "Why do the heathen rage..."

Ps. 5. "Give ear to my words, O Lord..."

Ps.6 "O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger"

Ps. 3 "Lord, how are they.."
PS. 4 "Hear me when I.."

Ps. 7"O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust"

Ps.8 "When I consider thy
heavens..."

Ps. 9 "Their memorial is
perished with them.."

Ps.10 "The wicked in his pride persecutes..."

Ps.11 "The wicked bend their bow...."

Ps. 12 "They speak vanity
everyone.."

Ps. 13 "Lighten  my eyes lest I sleep the sleep of.."

Ps.14 "The fool has said in his heart there is no God."

Ps. 15. "Who shall abide in thy tabernacle?"

Ps. 16 "The lines are fallen unto me ..."