Here is the finished piece “Plea” that uses the painting that was featured in the March 10th post. These works developed quite organically for me. The small ceramic figure I had made about a year ago and intended to use in a totally different piece, and yet when I placed him in front of this tornado, I knew I had a relationship between the two pieces that I had to use.
The legs were bought in the fall at a architectural salvage place in Aurora, as well as the crucifix (from Belgium) that I got at an antique shop in downtown Portland. I have been reading the Psalms often as of late and found them bubbling up in the context of the final piece.