‘Focus on your food as you go up and down. Your land will grow thorns and thistles.’ When Adam accepted the judgment of the wicked and descended from heaven to earth, it was for suffering, not for joy. And when Adam was afflicted, he wept bitterly, like the rain of winter. He wandered from one cave to another. Fight as hard as he can. His facial expression shows the struggle and life on Earth.
The eagle reflect the wisdom of our God. The eagle's wings are said to be a fitting symbol of divine protection. God's Word portrays love in the face of humans, justice in the face of lions, and wisdom in the face of eagles.
አ-ኦ/ A-O 2020
The seven fingers in the picture represent man. Man (According to the Hebrews, seven is the absolute number) is made of seven things (from the 4 attributes of the flesh and the 3 attributes of the soul) as it divided the fingers in the picture into 3 and 4. The eyeball in the middle also indicates that the Creator protects human as his eye. As well as early Ethiopian astronomers the seven cycles indicate that they count three times a day and four times a year. And the middle represent the sun. The two thumbs that appear next to each other, አ and ኦrepresent the Ethiopian alphabet (አ, ኡ, ኢ, ኣ, ኤ, እ, ኦ), beginning and ending (Alpha and Omega). That is why it says ‘In the ages in which human lives, God is the beginning and the end.’
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Abel Tesfaye (b.1998) is a visual artist and graphic designer living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He participated in different group art exhibitions and showcases of his artworks including at Addis Ababa Museum, Oromia Cultural Center, and Lideta Merkato. He has got 1st and 2nd place in the art competition held by Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia at district 05 and Kirkos Subcity in 2019. Also, he illustrated some book covers, posters, logos, and other graphical artworks.