(Graphite on Bristle Board)
Some friends of Ed wanted to reassemble a 60-foot wooden sculpture of Jesus that an artist had produced years before and was now laying in pieces in the couple’s barn. This sculpture was intended to stand on a proposed Religious Retreat the couple was planning to develop on their land. They commissioned Ed to create a drawing that would show what the sculpture would look like when placed on a cross.
Ed used, as a reference, a small version of the Jesus sculpture that the late artist had also created. The above drawing is Ed’s preliminary sketch. The final work, which he gave to the couple, is a full-color drawing showing Jesus on a wooden cross.
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