THE LAST SUPPER – “That they all may be one…”
My purpose in creating this sculpture…? ”To create in physical form, that which inspires others to seek, find and live with a connection to Divinity.”
This piece has been in the making since I began sculpting, back in 1990. I have always been drawn to creating ‘multi-figured’ pieces (poker games, barroom brawls, lynch mobs, open casket funeral wakes, six men carrying a coffin to boot hill, 19th century anatomy classes, and three times I’ve sculpted 12 men in a jury etc.). Even though, for 20 years, my focus has been depicting ‘The Old West’, I knew the ultimate ‘multi-figured’ piece would be an original composition of: ‘The Last Supper’. I attempted to begin this sculpture on several occasions…only to tear it up…as I found I did not have the knowledge to pull it off. After gathering research for about 10 years (i.e. archeological, historical, spiritual, increasing my sculpting ability, and finding a good amount of time to set aside to work on it) I began this piece again in August of 2008 and finished it December of 2009.
It has been an incredible journey of creation. I thank all of my family, artists, patrons, passers by, friends and influences both seen and unseen, who offered input and encouragement that I found ‘invaluable’. Truly, I recognize the creation of this sculpture to have been a ‘group effort’.