A Stone Not Thrown

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A STONE NOT THROWN was created through the reading of scripture. In biblical times the act of stoning in public was accepted as capital punishment. I was moved by the biblical passage of the adulterous woman in John’s Gospel and by the men who demanded that she be stoned to death. Jesus turned the stoning into an act of forgiveness. No one cast a stone at her. Stoning to death today is unimaginable; however, rock throwing at an enemy can be expressed as corporate anger in troubled countries of the world. Hand and stone are accomplices in wrongdoing. The title of the sculpture was derived from such actions. The hand in this sculpture lays gently over a pile of stones. It gives the impression of intended good by preventing the stones from being thrown, thus hindering the executioners from throwing them and saving the sinner’s life.

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  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 12 inches
  • Medium: Alabaster
  • Width: 15 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 12 inches

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  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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