The Son of Man Has No Place to Lay His Head
by David Goatley

My father first told me about this painting, having met David prior to our knowing one another. He was impressed by the image of Christ sitting next to a campfire with a group of homeless men, and called to tell me about it and the English artist who was living a few miles up the island (on Vancouver Island). My subsequent friendship with David has allowed me to know intimately his commitment to explore his faith and understanding of the person of Christ in his paintings. Still, this image is one of the first I think of when his name comes to mind. No matter where we are, or what condition we find ourselves in, there Christ is in our midst. This painting communicates this so memorably.

- Lee Cantelon     



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