This is just one of four very large stained glass windows, (and a number of smaller windows) that grace this church sanctuary. Each of large windows depict a Biblical teaching. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to post more in the future. A big, Thanks!, to Pastor Jeff Perry and the members of his flock for allowing me access to the building to capture and share the beauty and majesty of their stained glass.
The process to get this image was difficult. This windows are so large, I had to photograph them in sections. To process them I had to stitch the individual photos together and then try to correct the natural distortion that comes from the lens and the angles inherent in photographing a large scene at close range. I spent many hours on this one image and it is filled with flaws. Still, the beauty created, more than a hundred years ago, by the stained glass artists overshadows any flaws in my processing. Hopefully, with more practice, I’ll improve my process.
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According to Wikipedia…
Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 as a “Sacred Project” by Gerald L. K. Smith and stands 65.5 feet (20 meters) high. The statue was primarily the work of Emmet Sullivan, who also worked on nearby Dinosaur World. He had assisted in the work at Mount Rushmore. The statue is modernistic and minimalistic; there is little facial detail or expression, and the lines and forms are generally simplified. The arms are outstretched straight, suggesting the Crucifixion; however the cross is not overtly depicted.
It shows up as #6 on the list of 10 Most Famous Jesus Statues In The World
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