Logos, 2011-PRESENT (in progress)
acrylic on PVC
66 panels - dimensions variable
Merging traditional representational religious-icon painting with contemporary abstract color-field painting, every character in the 66 books of the King James Bible is transcribed into a field of gold, silver, copper, pearl, and bronze acrylic dots on square slabs of plastic PVC. Each book of the Bible is transcribed onto its own PVC slab that is sized according to the number of characters in each specific book. Additionally, the color assignment for each consonant, vowel, space, symbol and number is unique per book in order to create a subtle value gradient over the course of "writing" the entire Bible; with the first book (Genesis) having the lightest density culminating with the last book (Revelations) having the darkest color density. The title of this series refers to the Christian concept of Logos as the divine creative entity as illustrated in John 1: "In the beginning was the Word... and the Word was God...".