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Biblical Souls Project

Glass Crucifixion
Crucifixion in glass
Biblical Glass
Biblical Glass Art
Biblical Glass Sculpture
World's first glass crucifixion sculpture
Layered glass sculpture
Sculptural glass
Architectural glass
Interior design
Figurative glass

The completed Hidden Face of God artwork (10' tall).

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.

CONCEPTS

  • Please see "IN THE BEGINNING" below. 

PROJECT GOALS

  • 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.

JOIN ME

Please join me in making this project a reality, to bring light and hope into the world.

Installed Locations

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.

 The  Hidden Face of God  glass sculpture, 10’ tall, side view showing figure of redirected light on the left.

The Hidden Face of God glass sculpture, 10’ tall, side view showing figure of redirected light on the left.

 Front view showing sculpted glass and halo of light along the left side of His body.

Front view showing sculpted glass and halo of light along the left side of His body.

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.

Proposed Sculptures

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

Inquiries

Contact Details

Further Information

Selected MEDIA COVERAGE


example Renderings

These drawings were created by Jed Malitz before building The Hidden Face of God glass sculpture: