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Photo Credit:

Mel Schockner

 

 

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The pictures and poetry in this sight are protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America.  The pictures and poetry may not be copied or reprinted for commercial gain or profit.  Short quotations or occasional page copying for personal or group study is permitted and encouraged.  Permission will be granted upon request.

Bronzewood Peregrin Falcon  H21",W24" D18"

Bronzewood meld, bronze and west

Texas juniper on a mesquite base

Bronzewood Determined 2

Price $7200

Bronzewood Meld Version 1

Bronzewood Meld Version 3

Juniper Version

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I so want to escape

what keeps pulling me down

to be free from corruption

and this life on the ground.

 

So I try and try

to do what is right

but a part of my makeup

aborts every flight.

 

What is the answer

where is the clue

that will help me escape

and fly faithful and true?

 

 

The answer is so simple

it escapes my searching eye:

Christ Jesus came

to lift me up

for He knew I couldn't fly.

 

Rest your wings upon my promises,

let them lift you to a place

where your heart will change

in the glory of looking on my face.

 

Determine what I said is

true despite all

circumstance and fear:

your part is true believing,

My part to bring you near.

     This depiction of a peregrin falcon in a dive was originally sculpted out of a large piece of weathered juniper.  (Click here to see original in wood).  After a mold was made of the sculpture the weathered portion of the casting gave rise to the idea of "attempting a bronzewood" meld, the combining of two medias, wood and bronze.  My aim was to blend the two substances together in such a way as to make it difficult to find the transition point.  The result is a sculpture with the durability and respectability of bronze, yet with the warmth, interest and uniqueness of wood.  No two of these sculptures are identical or even alike, however the detail and feel of each sculpture in the series is the same.

     The poem that I wrote for this sculpture is an allegory.  It begins by speaking of the struggle between our flesh and spirit as described by the apostle Paul in the New Testament Book of Romans Chapter 7. It concludes with the assurance of Jesus' ability to give us "flight" through faith in Him and His promises (1 Peter 1:4)

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