Oil on Canvas
40" x 47"
There exists a community of faithful who believe in a 2000-year-old parable involving a carpenter. This carpenter, according to the fable, left the building trades for a higher calling. It is believed that God put His essence into the person of this carpenter for the purpose of experiencing life in the flesh. In His human form, God presented all of humanity with various uncomfortable truths. Because these truths did not conform to preconceived beliefs, the flesh of the carpenter was destroyed. This work depicts what should have been the final moments of the flesh. The vulture on the mast of the cross is charged with the task of destroying the evidence. I will not reveal the end of the story because I don’t want to spoil it for those who have not read it but the moral of the parable is:
While the proof may perish, the truth remains.