Deconstructionism tends to be subjective. This artist’s opinion is very subjective. Nay, it is altogether subjective. We are generally taught that to be effective, art needs to be provocative. That may be so, but to last, art needs to be beautiful. Unless art is beautiful, it remains in the eye of the beholder --being not much more than private preference. The beauty of art is tested out by the passage of time (if it be so in the eyes of many beholders).
And the ministry of all the prophets has been tested by hundreds and thousands of years. That their testimonies were largely rejected in their generation but are appreciated today tells us that their words were the most beautiful art. Moses, being rejected as arrogating himself by Dathan, Kora, et. al. is today the authoritative voice and the test of doctrine, faith and experience. The same goes for all canonical prophets. The same will be said of Ellen Gould White. Her body might well be decomposed by now as the artists attempts to do. But her ministry will not decompose. Her work and prophetic ministry will outlast the work of this artist as the all other prophet’s works have outlived revisionists and open critics alike.
The rainbow, is the symbol of God’s power at self-restraint against great provocation. It told Noah as it tells us that God can restrain His righteous anger. How foolish to use that rainbow to deconstruct the ministry of His saints and prophets just because of His promise in the rainbow. How insidious, how defiant.
“Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt." Matt 23:31-32 NKJV.
In deconstructing the ministry of Ellen Gould White, an attempt is made to kill her and invoke another spirit in its place -just as Saul and the witch of Endor did in reconstructing the prophet Samuel. But, as we all know, it was a fatal move for king Saul. That reconstructed Samuel did not prevail except against Saul himself and so we can say it was not such a beautiful hologram. However, the authentic Samuel lives on because he attained to an endless life -and such is a beautiful life and ministry.
Time will tell if the authentic Ellen G White is as authoritative as canonical prophets. Only problem is, those who will come to this realisation later, will be too late. This has always been the case with prophets.
I will grant this to the artist, the church itself generally deconstructs this prophetic ministry to be “optional” or “advisory”. So then, the artist does not really buck the trend and Spectrum follows in that path of the Review at the turn of previous century by publishing so inauthentic a view.