Isaiah 45 10

2012 ArtPrize Entry

96 painted cedar tiles form a mosaic of love, suspended from a wooden cross piece nailed to a steel "Shin". 3 12" nails connect "Creation" to the 9' tall "Shin", a Jewish symbol of Yahweh, "God creator". From afar you see only a picture of Love, but come closer to see more! One side is colorful, the other dark--God told Moses "I set before you life and death, choose LIFE!!!". The cedar tiles are scrap wood, with defects. Holes on the colorful side have pictures of people, kids who have been adopted. The ancient scripture Isaiah 45:10 was chosen for the title as Mrs. Witte told her students over the years, "can the pot tell the potter what to make?" I, Patrick, was mesmerized by the probability statistics of the "miracle game" when Tim Tebow's first NFL playoff game Jan 8, '12, a miraculous win in OT with amazing stats. Goto youtube The next game was a major loss 45 to 10, then I found ISAIAH 45:10, we recommend reading it!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 ft
  • Medium: Wood and metal
  • Width: 10 ft
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 10 ft

Venue & Connection Information

We chose an outdoor venue next to a busy road. The message of Isaiah 45 10 is simple, can the pot say to the potter, what are you making? Or, can we, God's creation, say to God, "What are you making?" ISAIAH 45 verse 10 is 2700 years old! However we got the "message" from the NFL playoff game in which the Patriots annihilated the Denver Broncos 45 to 10, ending the career of Tim Tebow in Denver. Or was this supposed to happen, so he would begin his next position in New York City? Our art asks the question, "is ISAIAH 45:10 a message from God for all, today??"

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No


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