This new casting is a more traditional version of the sculpture Forsaken. Forsaken depicts the moment when Christ cried out from the cross, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which means "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
People of faith often feel rejected by their God when they face pain, difficulty or tragedy. The interesting thing to me is that the Bible never promised to remove those difficulties. Instead, Christ is depicted as a man who suffered and also feels rejected by God.
44 x 19 x 8”
112 x 49 x 21 cm
“Forsaken” depicts the moment when Christ cried out from the cross, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which means "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
χρόνος (Khronos) translates to time. In Greek mythology, Khronos was the son of earth and sky, titan of time, and father of the Olympian gods. A prophecy foretold that one of his children would eventually over throw him. Fear corrupted Khronos and he devoured his children.
The story fascinates me and I see it as a metaphor of how time devours all things. What ruthlessly drains the stars, grinds mountains and consumes all flesh? Time. Never satisfied and forever consuming the future through the jaws of the present, we cannot escape it. Nor can we master it. When captured, it slips through our fingers. It will tear its teeth into all things until the end of time.
I wanted to begin with the figure and break-away to a somewhat impressionistic treatment of the clay while exploring a more interpretive representation of the narrative.
Bronze on Oak base
26" x 16" x 11"
This is a portrait of Stella Blanca depicted as an Aztec Queen. While developing this portrait, I was inspired by listening to Stella’s story and heritage. The Aztec people ruled south central Mexico over 500 years ago. They called themselves the Meshica. The Meshica rulers adorned their heads with elaborate headdresses made of rare quetzal tail feathers and gold. Though the Aztec civilization came to an end, much of their art and culture lives on today in the Mexican people.
Creation of Adam
43 x 15 x 14”
110 x 38 x 36 cm
The Creation of Adam is an interpretation of the biblical Adam. For me, Adam is a picture of human will and the power to choose.
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live.”
The power of our choices not only affect us in the physical reality, but also the spiritual; not only ourselves, but also those around us; not only the here and now, but also the future. We have an incredible responsibility as humans and individuals to ourselves, to society and to the world around us.
This sculpture is reflective of the human capacity to do both wonderful and terrible things. For me it is also a reminder that our choices are not made in a vacuum, but rather they have real and lasting consequences to ourselves and those who come after us.