Lifted

Nicholas Kroeze's avatar Nicholas Kroeze

"Lifted"--inspired by Psalm 40.2: "He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire"--expresses the state of a person mired in a situation that leaves the person feeling trapped and in need of help beyond him or herself. The somewhat exaggerated stretching emphasizes the person’s soul straining upward for rescue, reaching for the certain help of one who can liberate the person from the entrapment being experienced. The eyes are focused upward expectantly, through the tips of the fingers, to the source from which rescue will come. At the same time, the left arm with its exaggerated muscles, shows inner determination and desire to be extricated, to be part of the liberating action. The fingers clutch at the mud, striving to rip it off the body and break its hold in the miry pit. The weathered exterior of the original log and old cuts and other damage caused to it were intentionally preserved to further the image of brokenness and decay out of which the figure emerges

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2
  • Medium: Wood
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 5'