This piece was begun November 24, 2014 and completed January 5, 2015.
This bronze sculpture original art piece depicting Saul of Tarsus (Apostle Paul) and his horse having an encounter with Jesus on his way to persecute Christians in Damascus. This event blinded Paul. His sight was later restored by Ananias which solidified Paul's conversion to Christianity. Paul was well known for persecuting, beating, and imprisoning Christians and trying to squash the word from spreading any further.
I believe that this event was one of the most significant events in the New Testament and in The Bible as a whole. After his conversion, Paul went on to write about a third of the New Testament, spread the word and establish churches throughout the region, and eventually die a martyr's death. It is important in my view because, if Paul can be converted and saved, there is truly hope for anyone and everyone no matter their past. He was the worst of the worst and became the best of the best.
The final bronze product will have the reins added and a nice base with the inscription from Acts 9: 3-9 NIV:
"As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied."
The Road To Damascus dimensions are as follows:
17 1/4” tall without a base
17” from the horse tail to toe
For the Apostle Paul, from the lower hand to elbow sticking up is 8".
From his lower hand to opposite knee that is on the ground is 8".
For the bronze base (not the wood portion of the base):
9 1/2” wide
13 1/2” long
Patina is the traditional dark brown bronze color.
3501 W. 45th St., Ste. T
Amarillo, TX 79109
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