The Fall

The snake was sneakier than any of the other wild animals that the Lord God had made. One day it came to the woman and asked, “Did God tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?”

The woman answered, “God said we could eat fruit from any tree in the garden, except the one in the middle. He told us not to eat fruit from that tree or even to touch it. If we do, we will die.”

“No, you won’t!” the snake replied. “God understands what will happen on the day you eat fruit from that tree. You will see what you have done, and you will know the difference between right and wrong, just as God does.”

The woman stared at the fruit. It looked beautiful and tasty. She wanted the wisdom that it would give her, and she ate some of the fruit. Her husband was there with her, so she gave some to him, and he ate it too. Right away they saw what they had done, and they realized they were naked. Then they sewed fig leaves together to make something to cover themselves.

Late in the afternoon a breeze began to blow, and the man and woman heard the Lord God walking in the garden. They were frightened and hid behind some trees.    Gen 3:1-8

Jesus the Living Water

Artist: Troy Mulvien Mardigan

Language: Ngengi'wumirri

Community: Nauiyu - Daly River

Troy learnt how to paint from his grandmother when he was a young boy. He uses traditional stories and styles to integrate his art and faith. Troy attended his first course at Nungalinya when he was 19 years old. He has completed the foundation study course, music and media and is currently also completing a theology certificate. He uses his growing understanding of the Scriptures as inspiration for his paintings.

Troy is actively involved with the art centre in Daly River and hopes to continue sharing his faith in the art industry and the wider Christian community.

Hear Troy sharing about his art journey in this lovely video

The two figures are Adam and Eve. The snake curls around the tree, representing the serpent. The snake tempted them to eat the fruit. The snake 'sung' them, put a curse on them - this is the patterns coming from their heads towards the fruit.

After when Christ found out about what they did, He told them to leave. This is represented in the white lines coming down. It covered the place forever.