How would you describe your project in 2 sentences?
A. Based on absolutely nothing... A monumental transcendental
... descriptively, the Freedom ART Project is a visual tribute
to God through the permanent exhibition of 66 monumental
large scale paintings, each painting expressing an essential
overall quality to one of the 66 books of the Canonized
Q. What is the objective of the project?
A. The Projects objective is for me to obey Gods instruction,
to paint clouds, put them in crosses and to exhibit the
final paintings. In world terms, I am developing a show
for permanent exhibition - a show that I hope will influence
other artists to express, a show that I hope will embolden
viewers before the throne of God. On Gods terms, much
more is happening through this Project than I can anticipate.
He is molding me and he is moving others. This can be viewed
through this web site as it develops. I am focused on the
first objective, and I am also open to where the wind blows.
Q. What prompted this undertaking?
Q. What was the inspiration for the project?
A. In the truest sense of the word, inspiration, God breathed
it into me. As crazy as that sounds, the Project came as
a quiet and sudden answer to 5 distinctly different prayers,
prayed repeatedly over time - it came in a grand but simple
vision. (See page 'Project History' section of this web
Q. Why is your
project called Freedom Art Project?
Q. Why Freedom?
A. For several reasons, personal, social, and spiritual.
Personally, my life had lost vitality, direction, purpose,
hope. I was a prisoner of malaise. Gods gift of and
calling to this Project has set me free from my prison.
Socially, I believe this vision offers the same hope to
others. By personally offering myself and the making of
the art for this Project, as a witness to Gods grace,
I believe God will perform great works in bringing people
to see His Freedom offered through the Biblical
Spiritually, we are all offered freedom, freedom from death
through the sacrifice of the Holy Lamb of God...(John
1:29), Jesus the Christ, Son of God, Savior -- it is obvious
through the symbolism of the paintings what is being stated.
Q. Why the cross?
Why is it important to the title of your project?
Q. Why do you use crosses on the portrayal of Old Testament
books as well as New Testament?
A. By the redemptive death of Jesus, the cross has become
a symbol for salvation. It is also the symbol of a cross
roads. In ancient traditions, it represents the point at
which the horizontal world meets with the vertical Spirit
- the connection and communication between heaven and earth.
The point at which they intersect being the true center
of the world. Interesting enough, it is also an ancient
symbol of Totality - and hence beckons contemplation on
the Trinity. The cross represents Jesus through His atoning
death on the cross. It is my belief that the Old Testament
speaks of Jesus while the New Testament testifies of Him
- He is the Word of God, and the scriptures are known as
the word of God. This should give some clues as to the cross
motif and the scriptures being used though all 66 paintings.
I wish I could claim this motif as my own thought, but I
cant - it all came as the vision and as the direction
by which I was led - to, paint clouds / put them in
Q. Why 23 Kt.
Gold leaf for the text?
A. In the tradition of the tabernacle and temple, genuine
Gold is a worthy choice to represent Gods light and
purity in His Word / word. Alternative suggestions have
been gold ink/paint, and a composite metal leaf; a simulated
gold composite formula, 85% copper, 15% zinc. Neither contain
the durability from tarnish, the richness of gilded gold
leaf, nor the symbolic power of the real thing. The leaf
will be unsealed and it is open to the elements - no veneer-
23 karat is the choice. If I could find a pure 23 Karat
liquid gold ... I would consider it as a possibility.
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