Medium: Weathered Wood Cross, Vintage Native American Blanket, 19th Century English Bible, Distressed Deerskin Leather, Vintage Native American War Club, Nepalese Paper, Waxed Linen Thread, Ethiopian Coptic Stitching
Artist Statement: This Vintage Native American War Club hanging on a cross along with an altered Bible is representative of the tragic historical prominence of war and violence in both the Native American and Judeo-Christian cultures. More so, it is symbolic of how Jesus lived and proclaimed the ethic of nonviolence: a paradigm of putting love into action, turning the other cheek, returning good for evil, rejecting violence and killing, and nurturing a just, peaceful, sustainable, and reconciled world. It springs from Jesus’ foundational understanding of God and of the nonviolent life that God calls us to live: to make peace with one another; to resist the violence and injustice that threaten or destroy this peace; and to foster a world where the fullness of peace is the birthright of all.
36H X 12W X 6D