Paintings by
Norbert H. Kox
U.S. Artist in Residence
National University of Samoa
Apocalypse House
(acrylic on canvas, 68-in high x 45-in wide)
John 6:32  Then Yesu said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
John 6:33  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
John 6:34  Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
John 6:35  And Yesu said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:36  But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
John 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
John 6:39  And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
John 6:40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:41  The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
John 6:42  And they said, Is not this Yesu, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?
John 6:43  Yesu therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
John 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:45  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
John 6:46  Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
John 6:47  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
John 6:48  I am that bread of life.
John 6:49  Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
John 6:50  This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
John 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 6:52  The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
John 6:53  Then Yesu said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
John 6:54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:55  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
John 6:56  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
John 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
John 6:58  This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
John 6:59  These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
John 6:60  Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
John 6:61  When Yesu knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
John 6:62  What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Matthew 4:4 (cf. Luke 4:4)  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Bread of Heaven
Details of Bread of Heaven (acrylic on canvas, 68-in high x 45-in wide) was painted in 2014, by Norbert H. Kox, at National University of Samoa on the Island of Upolu, during his two month Artist in Residency. It is a breadfruit tree in a heavenly setting.

If you are interested in either of these paintings, BREAD OF HEAVEN
or IN THE GARDEN, created in Samoa, by Norbert H. Kox, please contact
Cavin-Morris Gallery,
210 11th Ave, rm 201, New York, NY 10001, Telephone (212) 226-3768
Breadfruit is a very important food staple in the Samoan Islands. The banner draped over the tree limbs is imprinted with the scripture verse from Matthew 4:4, and Luke 4:4, "Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." It is written in the Samoan Language (thanks to my dear friend Lumaava).
Also there is a passage reference of Johnn 6:32-65, on the limb with the DNA helix. In this portion of Scripture Yesu tells us that he is the bread of heaven (note: even as in the Biblical languages Yesu, is in Samoan, Iesu, pronounced yay-soo)
The spheres of energy coming down from above represent the light of God. They are forming a DNA helix around the tree branch that is also in the form of a DNA helix, with the reference of Yesu Christ as the Bread of Heaven. This is to symbolically suggest that the heavenly eternal DNA of the Creator came to visit us in this physical realm with the promise that we could partake of that same eternal Life.
In the painting details we see the light or energy of God imparting life force into the breadfruit as tiny electrical lightning bolts. This symbolizes the electrical impulses that energize all life. The Milky Way streaks across the heavens in the background, along with the Southern Cross, the Diamond Cross, The False Cross and the Australian Triangle, as well as the constellation Orion.
The sky is embellished with two heavenly nebulae. The lower nebula, in the form of an X, indicates the Mark of God (In Ezekiel 9:1-11, Yahweh had his faithful marked with a Taw in their foreheads. The ancient Hebrew letter Taw was in the shape of an X
The Bread of Heaven passages are quoted below,
further down this page. Please scroll down.
The Bread of Heaven passages
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