In Romans 15:12 the apostle Paul quotes the prophet Isaiah saying, "There shall come the root of Jesse, and He who arises to rule over the Gentiles, in Him shall the Gentiles hope." Jesse was the father of King David. And from David's line, Christ would come.
The large root in this piece represents Christ. Surrounding Christ is the sea of humanity, represented by thousands of twigs. Each twig is broken, as is each of us. The jagged edges and sharp points represent our sin. The smoothness of the root represents the perfection of Christ. And yet the root is cracked. For Christ was tortured and physically broken, taking on our sin. And in Him, and only in Him, is salvation and the forgiveness of sin.
If you are interested in purchasing this piece or would like more information about it, contact Jason Horst at (717) 682-2403.
Size: 48" diameter
Materials: Metal rim, elm cross section, 12,000+ twigs
Overthinking DesignThe format of this piece came from an idea I had in college, many moons ago. I wanted to experiment with pointillism, using pieces of wood instead of paint dots. Back then, I planned on using small sections of dowel rods. But because of the size of today's piece, I decided to go a more…