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Ark of the Covenant (a work in progress)

23 Feb

I’ve attached the angels and Mercy Seat to the lid of my Ark of the Covenant replica, and primed it with black automotive primer. Now it’s time to attach the shittim, the acacia or maybe cypress trees that demarcate the sacred space on top. The next job will be refining the main box, then making the carrying poles and painting it all gold, inside and out.

Ark of the Covenant

20 Nov

I’ve just completed an Ark of the Covenant replica for a friend’s church. I built a box and lid, then carved all of the side panels and ornaments by hand out of poplar and basswood before covering with gold leaf. It’s been an epic spiritual journey for me, unfolding in the arena of arts and crafts. Now, it’s finished.


Ark, Now with Poles

29 Apr

I made the teak carrying poles for my Ark of the Covenant. This completes it, so I had to take a few last pictures before parting with it. I’ll send it to Atlanta, where it’ll go on display at Lillian’s church to glorify God for sure. And maybe the back-story will help some visitors stop drinking.

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