Final Project

One of our major assignments over the course of the Incarnate 2016 program was to create a series of five visual art pieces following a common theme, for the final exhibition. Each student had to develop their own thesis, plan the pieces in the series, and describe how they related to what God was speaking into their lives through His word.

Go with God’s Blessing

One of the things which particularly impressed me during my stay in Italy with the Incarnate 2016 school was the heart of the Italian staff at the Centro Evalgelico. The center was built around 50 years ago, outside the small town of Isola (or more properly, Isola del Gran Sasso d’Italia — “The island of the Great Rock of Italy”) as an Evangelical retreat center.

Important?

I attended the Incarnate 2016 school as a student. While I mostly enjoyed the freedom of not having a title or role as a leader, there were a few times when I felt disappointed, or even upset at being “left out of the loop”. As I thought about it, I was surprised by my own […]

Time and Tide

(Low-fire Terra Cotta, 9″ tall) I’ve been following Andrew-Brady on deviantArt for some time. I ran across his piece, “Time and Tide”, and thought it would be a perfect piece to do as a sculpture. What drew me to the painting was the sense of our smallness against the never ending rhythm of the tide and […]

A Hand to Grab On To

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 […]

Spinning

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, […]

Full of Empty Leaves

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 […]

Don’t Mess with Me

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 […]

Against All Odds

Clay – 17″ tall. It took me a while to decide on a title for this sculpture. I first thought of “Flight”, but the piece is more about the struggle to rise up rather than the freedom of flight. There are so many different forces which hold us down — forces which tell us there […]

Steam Punk (series)

October is “costume month”, so Erin came in her new “Steam Punk” outfit, complete with a modified Nerf machinegun… and the obligitory dark goggles. This was a 2 hour class, so we had a little more time on the sketches, especially the last one (20 minute sketch)