This is my very first foray into religious artwork- so long as we aren’t counting Paladins, Clerics, Menite scrutators, avenging angels of destruction, daemons… well, you know- miniatures stuff.
This is a statue by Angela Johnson- it is a replica of a larger than life bronze that she made for the Light of the World Garden at Thanksgiving Point.
Overall, I was really taken by the expression she got on him, and I really wanted to make that work in the painting. It isn’t all the time that we see a Jesus be so expressive, but I was surprised a little with exactly how much I could change it, even when it was as much a part of the sculpt as it was here.
Anyway, here he is: