Back to the art

April 4, 2018


Ok, second installment.

Sam, like Brad, is also a surprising artist. (I think there was something in the St. Paul water. That’s where all these people went to school.) He has designed several cool things, but the one I want to show is his linear, stylized crucifix. He drew it, then had some metal-working people build several, then he messes around with it/them to make it/them cooler. You can see one example from his classroom. It’s made from bumpy rebar, of all things, and is over on the left:


One of our pastors has accepted a call to Minnesota, and Sam is sending this along with him:


I love the simplicity of the lines. The dumb photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s quite lovely, and Sam mounted it on that great slab of wood and added the copper crown of thorns. I wish I would have taken more photos. In my opinion, it’s far too nice to give to our great pastor who is taking off to the great white north.

He has some other versions, as well. We need to get these into the hands of the people!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Back to the art”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That’s awesome! The design is really cool. The individualized touches really make them special. I love the crown of thorns.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Sam gave me one of his crosses made with scraps of clay from a third grade project. It is amazing, also.


  3. Lloyd Said on:

    One of Sam’s crosses sold for several thousand dollars.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Simple yet very effective. Great job!


  5. Mom Said on:

    Sam you did such a good job and I like the simplicity.


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