The BIBLICAL SOULS PROJECT
A PROJECT OF LIGHT & HOPE
Imagine your church or sanctuary as a world-unique spiritual destination, with biblical scenes as 3D light in 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, grouped in a church or sanctuary, would become a spiritual and artistic destination worthy of travelers' attention.
- Please see "IN THE BEGINNING" below.
- 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.
Please join me in making this project a reality, to bring light and hope into the world.
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.
IN THE BEGINNING
The process begins with the sharing of ideas. For example, these are some ideas for an interpretation of 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.
These are some ideas offering an alternative to Walking on Water:
- Concept: He is the light; the glass is the water; Peter is the stand and physically tangible.
- 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.
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 (fully funded and completed by Jed Malitz)
- 6: The Resurrection
Selected MEDIA COVERAGE
- CNBC's Billion Dollar Buyer, 2016, Filming for an upcoming episode in Season 2 of the hit new national television series
- 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