Religious Works

Moses

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Moses

I did not start out wanting to make a sculpture of Moses when I created this piece.  We had a nude male model take a pose with his arms above his head.  Once the pose was finished I took it back to my studio and changed it a lot, adding clothing and hair as well.  I wanted a piece that transmits power, drama, turmoil and fury. Year completed: 2012 Material: terracotta Dimensions: 56 inches high, 16 inches wide, 16 inches deep Availability: limited edition bronze...

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Pioneer in Leadership Award

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Pioneer in Leadership Award

  This sculpture was created for the BYU Management Society to be given away once a year to a worthy recipient at their annual awards dinner.  When creating the piece I wanted to show many things to do with leadership, among them perseverance, hard work, team work and persistence. Year completed: 2009 Material: oil based clay for bronze Dimensions: 10 inches high Availability: This was a commission to create a specific award...

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Newport Beach Temple Frieze

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Newport Beach Temple Frieze

This bronze relief sculpture of Christ appearing to ten of the apostles in the upper room was created for the front of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temple in Newport Beach, California.  Because of the lengthy approval process, it took 4 years from the time of the first concept meeting to the time it was finally installed.  The project was challenging, rewarding and memorable. To sculpt this piece, I had to keep in mind where it was going, and how it had to keep in harmony with the overall building.  Having studied relief sculpture, I remember in a book on sculpture...

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Ascension of the Beggar

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Ascension of the Beggar

Ascension of the Beggar, the parable as told in the book of Luke about Lazarus and the rich man.

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The Woman at the Well (Maquette)

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

The Woman at the Well (Maquette)

This is a study I did for a full version of this piece which ended up being 3/4 life size.  I wanted to show the shyness of the woman and Christ’s willingness to engage her in conversation. Year completed: 2006 Material: terracotta Dimensions: 19 inches high, 16 inches wide, 9 inches deep Availability: available in bronze upon request, enquire for details...

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The Tree of Life(Maquette for the San Antonio temple)

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Maquettes and Clay Sketches, Religious Works | 0 comments

The Tree of Life(Maquette for the San Antonio temple)

This sculpture was originally created as a proposal for the LDS San Antonio Temple but did not make it too far into the committee process.  They said they don’t usually have figure sculpture in the interior of a temple, which is where they were considering it for.  I later cast it and entered it into the 2006 LDS art competition where it won a merit award. The “Tree of Life” is a representation of the blessings we can have as families and friends all gathering around to enjoy the fruit of the tree. There were many challenges with this sculpture, such as proportion, the...

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Thief on the Cross

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Thief on the Cross

  A Michelangelo torso fragment inspired this piece. It was sculpted without a model. The proportions are altered according to how I felt it should look. In the right light, in the right setting, this piece has a dramatic look. Year completed: 2002 Material: terracotta Dimensions: 37 inches high, 25 inches wide, 5 inches deep Availability: available in bronze upon request, enquire for...

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Joseph and the boy Jesus

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Joseph and the boy Jesus

  This sculpture of Joseph and Jesus as a boy was also a challenge. Originally I had Mary in the composition, but could not get it to work the way I wanted, so I removed her. I like the relationship the sculpture shows between Joseph and Jesus, where Joseph looks on as a proud father and admirer of who his son is and what he is becoming. Year completed: 2009 Material: terracotta Dimensions: 26 inches high, 20 inches wide, 14 inches deep Availability: limited edition bronze $12000...

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Handcart Mom

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Handcart Mom

I was commissioned to do 7 panels for the LDS Church to be placed next to the museum at Martin’s Cove, Wyoming to commemorate the Willie and Martin handcart companies that crossed the plains to Utah. This panel represents a mother who was forced to carry her ailing husband and two children in the cart she pulled. Year completed: 2005 Material: terracotta for bronze Dimesions: 60 inches high Availability: not for sale...

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Crossing the Platte

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Religious Works | 0 comments

Crossing the Platte

I was commissioned to do 7 panels for the LDS Church to be placed next to the museum at Martin’s Cove, Wyoming to commemorate the Willie and Martin handcart companies that crossed the plains to Utah. This panel represents two females who ran into trouble while crossing the Platte river who were rescued by some men. Year completed: 2005 Material: terracotta for bronze Dimensions: 36 inches by 60 inches Availability: not for sale...

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