Here is an image of the piece I had in the Stations show that Philip and Anh Sawyer put together in Paris over Easter weekend. I was interested in exploring the traditional form of relief sculpture in a modern matieral (2 part resin).
Here is the artist statement that accompanied the second in this series of two sculptures. The second piece was in Portland cement.
THE DECENT FROM THE CROSS
Andrew Gunnar Norquist
The Decent from the Cross is a common subject throughout art history. It has been depicted in countless paintings and sculptures for centuries. I decided to take up this theme as so many artists before me had already done. Christ is shown to have died on the cross and his disciples are carefully lowering him. Others weep. They observe the scene, their hope dashed with the death of this man they thought would deliver them. Most other depictions of this scene are from the front. The cross centered and the composition built around that. I have chosen to take the viewer behind the cross. Christ is obscured by the ladder and only the faces seen are those of the followers and the onlookers. This scene, however, is just that, only a small part of a bigger story, the story God tells in the Gospel of his Son, Jesus Christ.