The Humanity of the Cross. Grace-print version
This set of five large works are a glimpse into the humanity of Jesus. I think we tend to focus on the divine nature of Jesus as the Christ, but find it hard to relate to Jesus as a real person, but he was very real, and at once carried both the divine and humanity on his shoulders. Because the symbol of the Cross almost takes on mythical proportions, it is sometimes hard to imagine what it must have really been like for the Son of God to be put through all that happened, not just in the end, but throughout his life. There was a tremendous amount of struggle, conflict, and emotion throughout his time here, not to mention complete and utter misunderstanding of his message, and this contrast moved me to create a series of works based on the very real human contrast that faith, and living faith brings. The works are based in the concept of contrasts and the struggle inherent in faith. The words are part of the raw foundations within faith, many times overused, sometimes not understood, but if thought about brings to me a wrestling within the contrast of the human, and the divine. Thanks for letting me share this with you.