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1 The Incarnated Word of God Orients My Art

2 Spirit on the Water Creation Series 1991 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

3 Let Earth Put Forth Creation Series 1991 Through him all things were made;…

4 The Peaceable Kingdom Creation Series 1991 …without him nothing was made that has been made;

5 Creation of Humankind Creation Series 1991 In him was life, and that life was the light of people.

6 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. God is the Creator God Creates God’s Creation is Dynamic (Forces Set in Motion) God’s Creation is Magnificent God’s Creation is Everlasting I am creative. I remake (remark). My art is static (sometimes gains life) My impact is small. Might I leave a trace?

7 Beneath A Wave 1993 Through My Art I Pay Homage

8 Feeding Frenzy 1984

9 Old Featherhead 1997 Through My Art I Remake…

10 Portrait of the Artist In Over His Head 1996 Remark…

11 Portrait of the Artist In Over His Head (Detail)

12 Farm Bureau 1999 …Reinvent.

13 Farm Bureau (Detail)

14 Farm Bureau (Back)

15 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” Galatians 5:1 Through my art, I meditate…

16 “Sometimes I Feel Discouraged and think my work in vain, but then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.” …and Pray.

17 Poet’s Chair 1974 The Process makes me Perceptive. To line, to shape,…

18 …to Form…

19 …and to texture.

20 Last First Draft Details

21 The Listening Point 1998 Perceptive, …and Receptive!

22 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. John 1:10 The Listening Point

23 Rustic Decanter I 2004 As a perceptive person, I find beauty…

24 …in unexpected places. Rustic Decanter II 2005

25 Jonah 1995 Through art, I search for truth…

26 Jonah 1995 …and study the Word, through Visual Exegesis!

27 Jonah (Detail) Jonah is seen in deep spiritual confusion; floating, buffeted by currents and breakers, sinking, submerged, part human and part fish. Fetal, hands clasped, and drawn inward, he laments his weakness and loneliness, praying to God for mercy and salvation.

28 Jonah 1995 Jonah’s deliverance is depicted as an acrobatic spiritual resurgence. Free from encumbrance, the open figure’s leap and reach are juxtaposed with the cruciform fluke of the whale.

29 24” x 20” x 7” 1991 The Peaceable Kingdom

30 The ape, most intelligent of the animals, makes a strong and complex statement to the zebra, who is only capable of seeing the issue in “black and white.” The parrot screeches a radical point of view, while the lizard is only tense, gripping the earth. These temperaments coexist in delicate balance. Peaceable Kingdom Fable

31 There was just a continent without much on it under a sky that never cared less. Ready for change the elbows waited. The hands gripped hard on the desert. from “At the Bomb Testing Site” -- William Stafford

32 The Peaceable Kingdom

33 Creation of Humankind

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