The Shadow and the Substance
Artist Statement: Abraham laid wood for sacrifice on his son Isaac’s back. God provided the ram.
Jesus carried the wooden cross on His back. He is our sacrificial lamb. I was studying this story in Bible Study Fellowship and immediately thought this would make a wonderful painting.
I did not know how to represent it. Five years I kept thinking about it until one day “Eureka," I said, "I got it” Immediately got the canvas, started putting the figures in place and began painting. Got the painting done in one day. The fastest painting I have ever done. This was because I had been painting it in my mind for five years. It is one of my favorites and probably one of my best.