Q. Why Abstract
and not realistic or representative imagery? Why are you
not using human figures to express these images?
A. First of all, because of the direction I was given, all
the images will use clouds to form the basis for the abstraction.
Second, because of my training, studies and experience in
the arts, abstraction has more power for immediate and visceral
causation without evoking or relying on nostalgia , where
representation can tend toward sentimental projection. I
want for the art to exist in the power of the moment because
the subject is timeless. Third, these images are intended
as contemporary icons. Interesting, symbolically, as we
are not to see God face to face, yet, in the Old Testament,
He often appeared in or spoke from the cloud/s. The New
Testament too, references the cloud with divinity.
thematic essence instead of the familiar stories from the
A. Because I am making one painting per book. It is the
nature of the project. It is a different way to approach
Bible study, interpretation and expression.
do you spend so much time on the computer manipulating the
images - why not just work out the images on canvas? Wont
the paintings be stiff if you are creating them from computer
A. Because of the extreme cost to make the paintings, the
computer studies are a way of working out possibilities
of expression prior to investing the money and the labor
into the final paintings. Because I develop a blue
print computer study as a directional and conceptual
guide - that does not mean that I will follow the rendering
strictly. The computer renderings are merely a point of
departure. The scale of the paintings and the medium involved
will allow for many random excursions and happy surprises
- much of the final paintings will be created in a spirit
of impromptu gesture.
Q. Is this
getting govt. funding?
are you going to get the money?
A. I am to keep faith that God will provide. He is Faithful.
Q Do you
accept tithe money for the Project? I know many people who
would tithe to this.
A. A trust fund will be set up where a percentage of proceeds
from the greeting card line will be held. I have been asked
if I would accept tithe money toward the project. The answer
to that is, yes, though not at this time. Soon, the F.A.P.
or the Endowment for the Biblical ARTs, will be set up as
nonprofit corporation and will handle the trust. At that
time, the Project can accept tithing and offer tax deductions
for the gifts. God Bless that idea.
Q. Do you
A. Yes. I accept commissions for the prototype paintings.
They are ten feet tall by seven feet seven inches wide and
currently run between $30,000. and $50,000, unframed.
Q. Are the cards available yet?
A. Public release is expected November 15th.
Q. Do you
have limited edition prints or posters available of the
A. Not yet, though they are planned. To be notified of any
print or merchandise releases, please send a brief note
with your e mail address to :
do you paint these?
A. My studio can accommodate 10 foot prototype paintings.
I have faith that when the time is right, the place for
painting the large paintings will become available.
are you going to show these large paintings?
A. The show is a long way away. Something will develop by
that time. The smaller paintings can be leased to organizations,
corporations and churches / cathedrals as part of a leasing
program so that the works can be in public prior to their
collection for permanent exhibition.
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