Q. How long does
it take you to paint a painting?
Q. How long does it take to complete one cross?
A. The paintings are
estimated to take 2 months each on the average. That does
not include study time, sketch time, or prototype time.
Q. How long is
it going to take you to paint all 66 paintings for the Freedom
Q. How long will it take to complete the entire project?
A. I am guessing between
20 and 25 years from the time of funding.
you a little old to be starting such a large scale project?
A. In short -- I am
just hitting my stride. Many of the greatest works in history
were created by artists into their fifties, sixties, seventies
and older. See section D - 1 of the appendix
Q. What if something
happens to you before the completion to the Project? Are
you training someone to be able to finish the paintings
in such an event?
A. That is a good question.
In worldly concerns and concerns of investors, I suppose
that is a fair question. But the Project is about more than
the paintings. It is about process and it is about obedience
to Gods calling. I think in time we will see this
is much more than being about 66 material paintings.
I think we shall see the process as a vehicle...
Q. How do I see
one of these large pieces for myself?
Q. Where can I see the paintings?
A. Right now, you cant.
All that anyone will be allowed to see for a while, will
be what is presented online and what is offered to consumers
as cards and prints.
Q. What are your
hopes for this project?
A. My hopes for this
project are that I will become closer to God, that others
will come closer to God, that faith will be strengthened
among all of us whom reach out to God to be in our lives,
and more importantly, for us to submit our selves to Him
and to be in His life. I hope that this Project with its
online audience will generate enthusiasm for seeking the
scriptures and a more loving dialog based in faith. I hope
a deeper interest will develop in communicating the Biblical
arts and that the visual arts will be accepted in more of
the Protestant churches as a valid form of invoking worship.
Those are my hopes -- greatest of all, I hope to witness
God using me and this work as He will. I hope to see His
hand move in our lives through this Project.
Q. How has this project changed you?
A. It has given me hope
when I was losing my hope. It has drawn me into a closer
relationship with God. It has strengthened and tested my
faith and made me wiser. It fills me with joy and interest
Q. How has this
project changed others lives?
A. I have only heard
of others being inspired. I hope to include letters by people
and their encounters with the Freedom ART Project. They
can email me at :
Q. What feedback
have you received from the Christian community? From the
A. I have received enthusiastic
responses from the Christian community and positive responses
from the secular community.
Q. In an ideal
world, what do you need to complete the project in terms
of finances, resources, time etc.
A. $12,000,000. and
15 - 20 years without interruption, and the human resources
necessary to complete the Project. In an ideal world, I
would like to paint the paintings in an old stone church
or factory (or some such building with history) where I
could modify the lighting to accommodate diffused natural
sky light - there would be no problems with heating or weather
damage, and there would be electricity. In an ideal world.
Q. How do you
feel your background and experience has prepared you for
A. Ive been given
commercial projects ranging from 200 square feet to 3,888
feet (as high as 27 feet tall) working in warehouse space,
managing people, and inventory. Ive been a professional
artist since 1979. I have been proven popular and influential
in the commercial market, thoughtful and curious in the
fine art market. I instructed college art courses for ten
years, honing communication skills. I feel that this Project
was tailored for me and that I was born for it.