This piece seeks to express two fundamental ideas; provision and dignity. The umbrella is a tangible example of God's provision, which we cannot earn, but is freely given. Second, the woman is clothed in dignity and created in the image of the Creator. She is of infinite value.
Wood, Acrylic Paint
Oh, That We Would Know Where Abundance Is Found
This sculpture explores the immediate satisfaction that can accompany material wealth in contrast to the deeper satisfaction that we can experience in relationship with God. The figure is suspended in between these realities.
Wood, Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf
Let Me Hide Myself
Let Me Hide Myself depicts insufficiency, a figure attempting to hide himself from the surrounding world. While this feeling can be overwhelming, it has the potential of recognition that we are more valuable than the sum of our successes and failures.
Wood, Acrylic Paint
Loss As Gain
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus states "Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." There is a constant battle within myself to be open-handed with my resources, to die to myself, to serve those around me.
2016 70"x28"x32" Wood
Wood, Gold Leaf
Prayer For Communion
This piece is inspired by my wife, whose empathy and love for others is a beautiful reminder of my need for genuine community.
2016 Wood 64"x27"x22"
“The last drops of the thundershower had hardly ceased falling when the Pedestrian stuffed his map into his pocket, settled his pack more comfortably on his tired shoulders, and stepped out from the shelter of a large chestnut-tree into the middle of the road.” -Out of the Silent Planet
2015 Wood 75″x37″x28″
Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son is my interpretation of a modern day Monk. He is clothed in a hoodie, rather than a monastic robe, with jeans and sneakers. The reality of his prayers are given form and exposed to us as a water tower hanging above a cityscape. This flowing of life to those beneath seems beyond its function, but much like a heart it accomplishes its purpose.
2015 Wood 70”x20”x16
Bone of My Bones
In the Genesis narrative one of the first roles assigned to Adam was to tend and keep Eden. Yet God did not see fit that Adam should be alone, so God removed his ribs and created a helper equal to him, instituting the covenantal exchange of marriage. The call to tend and keep the Kingdom is accomplished through planting and constant watering, resulting in steadfast self-sacrifice.
2015 Wood 54″x60″x26″
To Wonder Through the Desert
As human beings there are moments in our lives where we are burdened by a deep desire to be made whole. There is a thirst that remains unquenchable by the things of this world. In humility and fragility, we seek the spiritual waters that can only come from above.
2014 Wood 42”x28”x37”
From The Dust
From the Dust is a photographic series exploring the slow but eventual decay of a sculpture I created in 2013 of Adam and Eve.