Engraved Glass And Steel Sculpture Of Angel Jesus Blessing Disciples At Last Supper
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Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Engraved Glass And Steel Sculpture Of Angel Jesus Blessing Disciples At Last Supper
The engraving of Jesus blessing the Last Supper and holding the crystals of healing and light was done freehand using a diamond drill on plate glass.

The inspiration of the figure came from a man I remember seeing in a gay pride march in San Francisco in 1978. Although he did not have Angel wings and he only had two arms; he did have this very long has and long beard. He wore a bunch of medallions which I tried to reproduce in this image.

The 14 disciples are inspired from men whom I had a crush on during the 1970's when I was coming of age. All of these images are done free-hand using a high speed diamond tip drill. Most of these engravings were done strictly from memory as I did not take pictures of men whom I saw and whom I had a crush on during the 1970's era. That was something you just did not do because of the risks that taking pictures could cause someone to be outed and be subject to much pain.

Although the original Leonardo Da Vinci painting had Jesus seated at the table with the chalice of the blood, I decided to take some artistic liberty and replace the blood of christ with the magic of quartz crystals and lights, which symbolize healing energy; both the magic kind as well as the visible healing energy of many colors of light. I also have asked Jesus to stand so that he can hold the light high so it can form a beacon to shine out to those lost in a sea of fear to come forth to this home. Jesus was kind enough to do so, with the help of five separate pieces of engraved glass that had to be coordinated to create the image. Behind the glass engraving is a steel sculpture that suspends the crystals over Jesus's head.

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