Artist J McDonald ponders the interaction of Heaven and Earth in response to Revelation 12:15-16 as reflected through his sculpture:

Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

 

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J McDonald, Earth Jesus, 2016
earth and steel, 9″x18″

 

 

From the Artist:

Though the earth does nothing but give and asks nothing in return
Though the earth in its vastness has the capacity to swallow our sins,
Though the earth to all opens its embrace
And so we take
And so our greed lacerates its skin
And so the earth’s open arms hang upon our cross

 

 

J McDonald is an artist, designer and fabricator based in Brooklyn, NY.  His artwork, primarily sculpture and installation, deals primarily with the contemporary human relationship to built space and natural environment.  His work has been exhibited throughout NYC, received residencies around the US, and has taken him as as far as West Africa, where he researched local building methods and built numerous structures, both architectural and sculptural.  J also owns and manages Shape Studio, a design and fabrication shop where he has honed and utilized his understanding of material, craft, and detail. 

 

 

 

 

This work was curated by Evelyn Lewis.

Image is copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.

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