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Project by W.F. Judt posted 12-17-2017 09:29 PM 1710 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I must say that only 6 of seven carvings could be posted. My apologies :-)

It was the winter of 2016 when I decided to undertake a new relief carving project,... a series of seven carvings that would illustrate the seven “I AM” saying of Jesus recorded in the gospel of John. Unlike other attempts at illustrating these seven important utterances of Jesus, my series would capture only the words, without symbols or images.

The idea was to let the words speak for themselves. And these words were not casual statements. Indeed, they were unique and radical claims on behalf of a man who understood Himself to be God manifest in human form.

John Duncan (1796-1879) is recorded as saying that: “Christ either deceived mankind by conscious fraud, or He was Himself deluded and self-deceived, or He was Divine. There is not getting out of this ‘dilemma’. It is inexorable.”

This has been most challenging and enjoyable project for me, and I hope you enjoy it to. The wood is beech and the dimensions of each carving is 14” x 21” x 1”. Clear finish.

To see these carvings at my website, go to:
http://www.wwwoodcarver.com/jesus---i-am-series.html

Thanks,

Bill





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jbay

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#1 posted 12-17-2017 09:50 PM

Nice work.

Just so you know,
You can download pics into the area where you posted the description, if you need to add extra pics.

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 10:10 PM

You are very talented and I love the message!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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#3 posted 12-18-2017 01:41 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 12-18-2017 08:02 PM

Bill,

Nice to see you on here! I have your “Inspirational Relief Carving” book and really enjoy it!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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W.F. Judt

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#5 posted 12-18-2017 08:20 PM

Thanks, Mike. It was a LOT of years ago that I published that book.

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#6 posted 12-18-2017 09:42 PM

This piece is absolutely beautiful and shows a lot of fantastic workmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Tim Royal

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#7 posted 12-18-2017 11:47 PM

Beautiful, the work AND the message!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#8 posted 12-19-2017 08:05 AM

Very impresive carving!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-19-2017 04:03 PM



Thanks, Mike. It was a LOT of years ago that I published that book.

- bjudt

Maybe so Bill but I still remember it! I learned a lot from reading it!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#10 posted 05-02-2018 05:11 PM

These signs are absolutely beautiful and you have done a wonderful job on them.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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