The Sealed Ones on Spark & Echo

The Sealed Ones

By Nicora Gangi Revelation 7:1–3

This dramatic piece by Nicora Gangi reflects upon God's decision to wait in Revelation 7:1-3.

Nicora Gangi
Mixed Media Collage
Paper and digital collage
11 x 14 inches
Artist Curated by
Spark+Echo Arts


Revelation 7:1–3

1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Nicora Gangi

Nicora Gangi

From the Artist

This image represents the pending storm of judgment, and for a moment there is this calm.

These angels—seen in the image as four sets of hands—are standing on the four corners of the earth, holding back the winds of destruction. The set of hands towards the bottom of the image are largest due to the fact I have set our vantage point in the West viewing this scene.

John sees an angel ascending from the East. Like the mighty angels in Revelation 5:2 and Revelation 10:1, this angel calls forth in a mighty voice. The command of God to the four angels is “WAIT!”


Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a Professor of Art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many Grand Prize and First Place awards and grants. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist’s books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist’s guilds. She is represented by: Edgewood Gallery (Syracuse, NY), and Gangi Studio (Winter Garden, FL).


Most Sparks for Revelation
Clayton Grow

Clayton Grow


@sparkandechoart #West
No Tweets Yet. Tweet with @sparkandechoart #West and your tweet will appear here!
Facebook Conversation