"Gateway For Our Souls"

Greg Swanson's avatar Greg Swanson

My sculpture for this year Gateway For Our Souls is dedicated to my brother Jeff Swanson It is in celebration of his life and his transition into spirit and salvation. Through diversity of materials, form and metaphor I speak to the celebration of life and life’s process as a whole Our human form is a tangible defined vessel, a unique entity. The blocks represent my brother Jeff's physical presence, his mortality. . The blocks are a fitting metaphor for Jeff's bold, strong personality The wine bottles symbolize Jeff's struggle with alcohol and the crushed glass represents the horrible pain in his life. Then there is a distinct transition into a more enigmatic form that is the metaphor for Jeff's soul. Some may recognize it. It is the musical symbol for rest, fitting for his soul to "rest in peace". The wine bottles and crushed glass transition and expose the beauty of the colorful glass which is the Song In His Heart, the inner beauty of his soul as it rises up to meet his Savior !

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2'
  • Medium: Steel, colored glass and blocks of glass bottles
  • Width: 15'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 8'