“…when the sun had risen…” Mark 16:2

An Easter carving. Part of a show at Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison.

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“Darkness” – a Lenten woodcarving

This carving is based on the statement in the Gospel of Mark, “…and darkness was over the land until the ninth hour…”

This is for an exhibition at Christ Presbyterian Church for the Lent season.

I wanted too reflect from my environment. The scene is based on a view from Lake Monona in Madison, WI.

There will be a second piece for the Easter exhibition that follows.

Away from Home


We look for hints in this world of the life to come: love, life, beautiful and glory. Christ saw this the other way. He found reminders of his home: love, life beauty and glory. Among the trees, the Tree of Life and among the hills, a stream of living water

(Genesis 2:8-20, Proverbs 3:13-18, Revelation 22:1-2)

Natural materials

I am using mineral oil to seal the wood. I’m also using a stain than can be light to dark gray. It is made by soaking steel wool in vinegar.  To attach the nuts hatches, I’m using dowels and glue. This glue is made by cooking milk powder with vinegar to get curds, these are drained, rinsed and combined with baking soda and some water to get the preferred thickness.
s. Glue

It is supposed to be waterproof. Wisconsin weather will test that claim.;