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The Living Tree

The Living Tree, 2017 Linocut, printed from three blocks, 12″ x 22.5″


  

Go On, Obed Edom

For many years the story and name of Obed Edom have struck deeply within me.  His story in the bible is pretty short.  As with many things I have tried to make my work a path into exploring this mystery.  This print is now finished.  To go along with its completion, I have included a song that I wrote a number of years ago of the same subject and with the same goal in mind.  I hope that they are moderately fitting accompaniment to a powerful story and special man who I know very little about.

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“I Chose You, Obed Edom” linocut, 12″x18″, sepia ink on French’s Durotone paper

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eyes and burning “V”, feather, wheat and cedar sprig in his head covering.

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Cherubim and Mercy Seat

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Obed Edom’s right hand

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three birds in his beard

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The Holy Ghost’s wild goose, and sleeping kestrel

Onforan

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Prairie Creek Dining Table in white oak and black walnut.

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Red Elm window sill and shelf moving from rough to smooth.

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and being joined longways.

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Obed Edom is getting his finishing touches.

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A test print is pulled to see what needs adjusting.

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John Beartrist Laceroot is stirring.

Afore and Behind13Jonas is free from his box and wondering if it could be time to tell his story again.

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Clive Hicks Jenkins has posted the second part of an interview with me about The School of the Transfer of Energy Puppet Theater here.  Thank you Clive.