The BIBLICAL SOULS PROJECT
A PROJECT OF LIGHT & HOPE
Imagine your church or sanctuary as a world-unique destination, with biblical scenes rendered in light & sculptural glass.
Together we can build faith-based art unlike any other in history, and touch the spiritual hearts and minds of many.
A themed collection of these works presented together, such as the miracles of Jesus or The Stations Of The Cross, would become a spiritual and artistic destination worthy of travelers' attention.
Create artworks of faith that evoke contemplation, wonder, and heightened spirituality.
Represent Jesus both physically (in glass) and spiritually (through redirected light).
Portray biblical events central to Christianity.
IN THE BEGINNING
It all begins with the sharing of ideas, for example, The Resurrection:
Concept: light rising above darkness.
Him: pure light in colorless glass, He is raising Himself above the darkness of the tomb, one leg extending down along the side.
Stand: representing His tomb, matte-finished, mottled dark/black blocks piled up, presenting a slightly uneven surface.
Cloth: impart a subtle impression of Him into the cloth that he is shedding as he rises.
An alternative to Walking on Water:
Concept: He is the light; the glass is the water; Peter is the stand.
Approaching this tall artwork, we see Him standing on water, we see the souls of His feet above us, and He is reaching down.
The stand is sculpted to represent Peter: with fear and bewilderment he reaches up, stretching to grasp Jesus' downward extended hand, their hands not yet connected.
The proposed artworks would be installed in locations that you would choose, such as your church or sanctuary.
Proof of Concept
As proof of concept, I have created The Hidden Face Of God, the first ever large scale depiction of the Crucifixion in sculptural glass.
Collection 1: The Miracles of Jesus
1: Walking on water
2: The raising of Lazarus
3: The Transfiguration
4: The Ascension
Collection 2: Jesus’ Suffering, Death and Resurrection, or The Stations of the Cross, e.g:
1: Garden of Gethsemane
2: His Betrayal by Judas
3: His crown of thorns & scourging
4: His bearing of the Cross
5: The Crucifixion (already completed by Jed Malitz)
6: The Resurrection
Selected MEDIA COVERAGE
Inside New Orleans Magazine, 2016: Sculpting Windows Into Souls
My Modern Met, 2015: Intricately Cut and Layered Glass Silhouettes Reveal 3D Human Forms
Catholic TV and WLAE New Orleans Public Television, 2015: Interview with Jed Malitz
The Clarion Herald: The light of Christ transforms an artist's 'V2' life
The Clarion Herald, Good Friday ‘walk’ options map of local churches: Another Good Friday meditation
The Alpha Omega Arts: The Hidden Face Of God Glass Sculpture By Jed Malitz
NOLA.com/The Times Picayune: Artist Jed Malitz is the new kid on the block at Art For Arts Sake 2014
NOLA.com/The Times Picayune: Glass artist Jed Malitz works on 'The Hidden Face of God' while planning move
NOLA.com/The Times Picayune: Artist to capture Christ's Crucifixion in glass sculpture
These drawings were created by Jed Malitz before building The Hidden Face of God glass sculpture:
Jed Malitz Commissions