Lost Sheep

Medium: Mountain Sheep Skull Mounted on Antique Cutting Board, 19th Century German Bible, Antique Hook, Waxed Linen Thread, Nepalese Paper, Ethiopian Coptic Christian Stitching

Artist Statement: The Parable of the Lost Sheep is told by Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. “Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. When he comes home, he calls together his friends, his family and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance” (Luke 15:3-7). In this analogy, Jesus is the shepherd and the lost sheep represents a human who has gone astray. The rejoicing of the shepherd with his friends represents God rejoicing with angels.

This mountain sheep skull with attached altered antique Bible represents the lost sheep and the shepherd who loves his individual sheep so much that he leaves his flock of ninety-nine in order to save the one who has strayed. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.” (Luke 19:10)



28H X 16W X 8D


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