Funny how sometimes, themes keep popping up again… In a previous blog post, I described a sketch I had drawn in response to the “Deeply Rooted” theme our pastor was preaching through at our church. Several weeks ago, I went on a retreat with our OM Arts team. We spent four days, bringing together a […]
Matthew 14: 22-33 A couple of days before Easter two years ago, I was attending our Thursday morning devotions at the OM USA headquarters in Georgia. The person leading that morning put up a short video talking about the story of Jesus walking across the water to the disciples as they were struggling against the wind and […]
Have you ever had the feeling of waves washing over your head? Sometimes what you really need is a hand from a friend to grab on to. One of the things I have always found challenging is drawing water and waves. You’d think from the number of times we’ve seen waves, either live or in […]
One morning during our usual weekly prayer and worship time, one of the men I work along side of here at OM, brought his family and two young girls. One of them (Victoria) was dancing for all her worth along with the worship music at the beginning. The two girls are adopted from Eastern Europe, […]
This piece started out in a masters class by Kirsten Stingle, on doing faces and hands. I’ve always loved doing hands, but this class gave me several more techniques in creating accurate and expressive sculptures. As I continued working on the piece, it began to focus more and more on the topic of human trafficking […]
Sometimes you are exposed to something that really hits you smack between the eyes…
This was a series of drawings as one of the local High Schools was putting on the musical Les Misérables. Martin, who sets up the Life Drawing sessions, arranged for a number of the actors to come in over several weeks so we could draw them in costume. During the musical itself, we were able […]
Some people have asked me about my work process when I sculpt a figure. I took this opportunity to capture a few photos along the way as I was working on a figure sculpture, showing the various steps.
Our pastor, Gary Franklin, has been going through a series called, Jesus- Unpredictable and Untamable, based on the Gospel of Mark. This past Sunday, he went over the story in Mark 11 of Jesus cleansing the temple the day after the Triumphal Entry. Almost as a side thought, Mark tells of Jesus going up to […]
This sculpture is based off of a photo of one of the young artists I had the privilege to work with in Italy. When I was there in Italy for a couple of weeks visiting with the amazing group of artists who were participating in the three month Incarnate school, we had the opportunity to […]
One of the other adults working with me with the youth group in our church is quite the martial arts enthusiast and instructor. I made this little fighter thinking of him. I have made many, many dragons, lizards and other mythical characters over the years, starting when I was a boy. As an adult working in the […]
What does it mean to “be present”, to pay attention to the world, especially to the people around you?