LANESVILLE MURALS

Moses (detail)
Moses Detail
The Lanesville Murals, “Portraits of Our Redemption”, was a collaborative project undertaken with the Old Testament scholar and pastor, Gordon Paul Hugenberger (currently Senior Minister at the historic Park Street Church in Boston). Dr. Hugenberger and I worked over a two and a half year period on a series of exegetical sermons and paintings that engaged in biblical typology––presenting the Old Testament Prophets and Judges as “types” of Christ, who is the fulfillment or ultimate antitype and Messiah, or “Second Moses” prophesied in the Torah. I did a series of eight large, vertical triptychs (for the Orthodox Congregational Church of Lanesville in Gloucester, Mass.). Each triptych had a main panel featuring an Old Testament figure such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, or one of the Judges. Beneath the main panel was a “predella” or smaller monochromatic image from the New Testament that fulfills the elements of prophesy in the main panel above. Above each of these eight large paintings was a lunette (semi-circular panel) featuring either an open hand for the mercy of God, or a fist representing the wrath of God–or occasionally both an open hand and fist (as in the piece entitled “In Wrath Remember Mercy” – Habbakuk 3: 2)
Lanesville Installation
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
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Abraham & Isaac
Abraham & Issac
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
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Adam & Eve
Adam & Eve
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
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Deborah
Deborah
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
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Gideon
Gideon
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
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Moses
Moses
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
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Jacob & Esau
Jacob & Esau
1996, oil on wood, eight triptychs; each 136″ x 60″,
available