I can't imagine any art more challenging than portraying a well-known religious icon. In my drawing "The Next Supper" I dodged the issue completely by not portraying the central figure at the table in a human form. While I was creating that drawing, many people asked me who I would model Jesus after. My church pastor even asked me if I had plans to portray myself in the role!
Ever since then I was on the lookout for someone who would disappoint expectations. Yes, you read that right! I wanted someone different than portrayals of Jesus in the past - not Italian, German, Noblesque, or tall in stature.
I knew early on that if
The annual Alumni+ Art Exhibit, sponsored by Kalamazoo Valley Community College, is coming up and this year I'll be entering "The Next Supper" and "The Next Big Step."
My younger son is also entering for the first time with three pieces. His medium is completely different than mine - acrylic on Masonite. I'll post some pictures of the gallery from opening night - April 6.
Thank you, Anna. I'm sure you will enjoy the challenges of white pencil on black paper. There are many good examples of creative work in my Favourites Folder to show you the possibilities. I'm looking forward to seeing your next drawing.