ABSALOM, O ABSALOM
Created as part of my "Bunny BIble Show" solor exhibition at Undergrounds Coffeehaus in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Sculpted from clay, hand painted, hand sewn costume. Set in a salvaged drawer. Diorama elements hand carved and painted.
The second son of King David, Absalom, was a prideful and head strong man. “In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him.” Angry with his father King David because of the King's lack of action when his sister is raped, Absalom leads a rebellion against his father. “So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim...there was there a great slaughter that day, of twenty thousand men...The wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his beautiful hair caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away leaving him hanging by his hair.And the servants of David took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive hanging from the oak.”
- 2 Samuel 13 and 14