As a Christian, I wanted to initially explore how Jesus is shown within art as a form of education. Inspired by the themes within Caravaggio’s work, I explored how light can enhance someone's power in a portrait, investigating how Jesus’ statement of ‘I Am’ can be shown through a portrait. I followed his religious imagery and explored how texture/materials can alter a piece's worth. I primarily used acrylic paint to effectively add bold colours to contrast with the natural materials beneath and played around with using recycled paper and card to explore how something so Holy can be prevalent on, essentially, rubbish. I also like the added dimension of texture and how this creates a natural feel; playing on the concept of the unnatural, barn birth within the Nativity.