Denizen of a gentler world
gliding through the sea
on wings equipped for water,
why couldn’t it be me?
For I am here in cold thin air,
within a raging storm,
and there you play, in fluid sways
safe and free from harm.
Within life’s storms I’ve often yearned
for a place where peace is King
where ill tidings still may come,
but can no turmoil bring.
That place is found in Jesus
not around Him on the shore,
He’s given faith to let us in
to dwell in Him ever more
yet my tendency’s to surface
oft’ ignore His precious grace
still His peace is there, as is the air
when we humbly seek His face.
This sculpture won “First Place” in it’s class at the International Wood Carver’s Congress in 1994.
Notice that the upper portion of the sculpture is missing the rippled effect that the rest of thewood has. Chris designed an overhang in the environment to give the illusion of a shadow on that section.
|Dimensions||L 18 in|
West Texas (Ripple) Juniper and Mesquite on Black Walnut