As a believer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My walk with Christ plays a great role in my life. This piece is my my first assignment in Art and Architecture.
We were assigned to use 3 materials that Architectures uses a wide range of which is used within a building. We also had to think about the appearance: composed by color, texture and shape. The physical: composed by weight, strength and size. The meaning: composed by historical, social and cultural.
My choice of materials was the following:
Wood: which were cut into 8 pieces which symbolizes eternity. John 3:16 states, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Bricks: I used the two bricks to create the feet. The bricks symbolize the feet of Jesus Christ in Revelation 1:15 it states, "His feet were like bronze;" The color of the bricks represents the color of bronze.
Glass Mosaic: Following the rest of Revelation 1:15 after bronze it continues with "glowing in a furnace. The glass mosaic represents the glowing on his feet.
The professor also asked that we put an emotion to our piece. He gave us 6 choices
I used the word Disgust Jesus Christ was a human on Earth who was also God, The Spirit and Son. This man was nail on a tree we call the cross as he was nail to nature and die on nature the one who created nature. His legacy live on as he have many followers and people that are disgust by him. I looked up this word and it said, disgust is to disapproval and extreme dislike. As he walked with the cross and was nailed to the cross people yelled, spit, stoned, wiped and killed him. However, he rose after the 3rd day and his death gave many believers a chance to live and not die for eternality in the afterlife. So this becomes happiness and a celebration for his return.
Other features on this sculpture are the sword on the back of the cross and small details of the wood glue dripping that symbolizes the blood of Christ that shed for our sins. In Ephesians 6:17 it said, “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. John 1:7 talks about the Blood of Jesus, “the blood of Jesus will cleanse us from all sin.” The wire wrap around the top wood piece symbolizes the crown that was on his head and the nails located on the left, right and bottom wood pieces symbolize the nails in his hands and feet.