Made from wood, cloth, rope and acrylics, this piece depicts a fragmented view of Jesus' suffering during the events leading up to the cross—from the reality of the thorns to the mockery of the purple robe. The broken and pieced-together format is inspired by the Isaiah 52 passage which says His appearance was marred to the point that he was unrecognizable. Portraying the "ugliness" of the physical suffering together with the "beauty" of the loving sacrifice was the challenge and goal of this piece.
Size: 16" x 16" x 2"
Materials: Wood blocks, rope, fabric
Overthinking DesignWood is cheap. So am I. It's a partnership with which I'm comfortable. There is a small woods adjoining my property and it has proven to be an amazing natural resource for artistic endeavors, both for me and for my wife. But for me, wood goes back to my childhood. The smell of sawdust is…