I've truly been blessed throughout my career, spanning 45 years, as a sculptor, author and fine art instructor. A few notable commissioned pieces include a 10 foot historic bronze statue titled "Mother of All Life", installed at the Boyko Research Center in Israel. This is the first sculpture of it's kind in the Holy Land that represents the biblical character Eve. During the installation I was privileged to walk the stations of the cross. I had a profound spiritual awakening which deeply influenced my journey in faith, for which I am eternally grateful. Additionally, I created a 35 foot tall monument titled "Archangel", representing St. Michael, for the Walt Disney Company.
The opportunity to create my patriotic statue "Remembrance" for the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation was a humbling experience for me as a veteran. The sculpture honors Americas Fallen Heroes and Gold Star Families and has become a national symbol of freedom, service and sacrifice. Closer to home, in N.C. limited editions of "Remembrance" are installed in Waxhaw's Military Wall of Honor and The Stumptown Park Veteran Site, in Matthews. Also in N.C. the Scott Safety Corporation, manufacturing equipment for first responders, commissioned a bronze firefighter titled "Hero" for installation in their Monroe corporate lobby.
The desire to share my knowledge led to teaching sculpture classes at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and The National Academy School of Fine Art in NYC. Subsequently, I conduct sculpture workshops and retreats throughout the US and in Tuscany, Italy. In 1997 I wrote my first instruction book titled the "Portrait in Clay" and in 2010 completed "Sculpting the Figure in Clay". Both books are Penguin Random House publications, distributed world wide and translated in 5 languages.
Wanting to use God's gift of artistic talent plus have a deeper spiritual impact and personal connection with my audience, I developed an original extreme sculpting presentation titled 'Passion in Clay". I perform at various Christian venues around the country celebrating Jesus and making Him known, through my Passion performances, in a unique and compelling way.
Jerod Chambers: Owner of Chambers Media Studios and Director of Media for Globe Life Ins. He held positions of Creative Director at Lifepointe Community Church in Fort Mill, S.C. and Senior Director of Communication and Production at Transformation Church in Indian Land S.C. Prior to these positions Jerod was Director of Video at Preston Trail Community Church, McKinney, Texas.
Nate Siemon: Started as a student pastor at Lifepointe Christian Church, Fort Mill S.C. in 2005 and is currently their Lead Pastor.
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