Father Son Spirit

Ken Crouse's avatar Ken Crouse

"Father Son Spirit" is a large sculpture which I did for my church, Trinity Church in Stanton, MI. Since the name of our church is 'Trinity", I decided to make a piece about the "Trinity", a mysterious teaching from the Bible that there is one God, but He is three Beings, each one separate yet unified, unique yet the same. God the Father is our Provider, our Protector, His hands freely giving life to all things. God the Son is our Redeemer, our Savior, who died on a cross and rose from the grave so that we may have eternal life with Him. God the Spirit is our Guide, our Helper, depicted as a dove who leads us in this life and beyond to our heavenly home. The main building material I used in this sculpture is extruded styrofoam. It comes in 4' x 8' sheets, which I cut up and glue together. I grind and sand it into the shapes I want. For a smooth surface, like on the Father's hands, I apply drywall compound over the styrofoam and sand it. It is painted with latex paint.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5'
  • Medium: Styrofoam, plaster
  • Width: 25'
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 18'