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ALTARS BY NIGHT by kevissimo ALTARS BY NIGHT by kevissimo
ALTARS BY NIGHT
(GIDEON DESTROYS HIS FATHER'S ALTAR TO BA'AL)

" Now it came to pass the same night that the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s young bull, the second bull of seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the wooden image[d] that is beside it; and build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this rock in the proper arrangement, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the image which you shall cut down.” So Gideon took ten men from among his servants and did as the Lord had said to him. But because he feared his father’s household and the men of the city too much to do it by day, he did it by night."
-Judges 6:25-27
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It was the third scene we shot on the first of the two days of shooting. Hackett had just wrapped his show for the Discovery Science channel ("Stuck With Hackett") and we met at Big Art Labs in downtown Los Angeles. Naturally when we planned this, I didn't have a broken altar to Ba'al handy, but as Providence would have it, we had just smashed out these concrete pads left over in the parking lot from when the compound was a paint factory.

I took the slabs, along with cloth, a bowl, dead flowers and such and arranged the scene. I made the hammer out of a dowel rod, foam and rope. Though we shot way back in June 2011, the piece was created live January 13th, 2012 at Tribe of Los Angeles. The performance creation of the work was 10 minutes.

I've been working on In the Time of the Judges now for six years. Much more to go....


OILGRAPH ON WOODEN PANEL
(TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS, ACRYLIC, OIL PAINT AND BRASS POWDER)
24"x36"
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:iconvioletasilvestre2011:
Wow,you all finally got them!Congradulations!
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! But there's still a long way to go....Jael and Sisera is next...
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violetasilvestre2011 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Great!
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masonmouse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's easy to just gloss over passages as you go through the Bible but pieces like this make it much more visceral.
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much...More on the way....
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
6 YEARS!?!? Has it been that long? Jeez, time flies, I guess.

I really dig this piece. Like I said, powerful stuff. Well done on the hammer, even though it probably weighs like feather, Hackett really makes it look like it has a lot of weight.
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know! Crazy how long I've been working on this. Yeah, Hackett did great...and it was really light. Thank you as always!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breathtaking!
even though he was afraid, he was obedient.
admirable.
i usually give in to my fear... hmmmm
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed....and thanks so much. More coming....
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Patrucca Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! This is great! :D

And it is good to see new pieces from you. :)

-P.A.
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