Take and Eat

April 24 th 2009

Linocut
5" x 7"
December 2008

I am a big fan of Sadao Watanabe's work, and was inspired this past Christmas to try and make a Last Supper image that would have a similar feel to his art. My homage to Watanabe did not succeed as I had hoped, but I still ended up with "Take and Eat." Through the composition and the eyes of Jesus, I attempted to communicate to the viewer that they were as much a part of the Meal as were the Twelve. Beyond that, I enjoyed arranging the disciples to be as oblivious as possible to the gravity of the situation. My friend, collaborator, and fellow artist Matthew Clark helped me develop the image and pull this edition of linocut prints.

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I am the owner of an illustration and graphic design firm called World's End Images. I received my B.A. in art from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. I have done work for various clients ranging from the Publication Society of the Reformed Episcopal Church, White Horse Inn, and Christians in the Visual Arts, to ICI Americas, Macy's West and Armstrong World Industries. I was the art director for the late, great, alternative Christian music publication, Notebored Magazine. Much of my current work is for Veritas Press, for whom I have also written a number of books including Legends & Leagues or Mr Tardy Goes From Here to There, The Sailing Saint, Ella Sings Jazz, and a historic novel, Squalls Before War: His Majesty's Schooner Sultana.

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