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Grace, 2002
Oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 45 1/2
“Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16

Grace honors those who faithfully intercede for wayward or missing loved ones. A place is set at the table in hope of their immanent return. The table signifies the fellowship of restoration.

Young Girl, 2002
Pencil on paper, 10 1/2 x 10 1/2

Younger Brother, 2002
Pencil on paper, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4

Grace, hand studies, 2002
Pencil on paper, 9 x 15 1/2

Most paintings, particularly more complex figural works, require drawn or painted preliminary studies to work out the desired action or design. This, and several others in this exhibition, exemplify the process.

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