Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Art and Beauty Tuesday--Don Saco

This bronze sculpture is Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Don Saco.

It is 19 inches high and done in bronze.

I love the amazing movement that he gets in this piece.  The Angel seems to be suspended in mid-air--it is easy to forget he is attached to Jacob's arms.

I also love the way Jacob is caught off-balance by his wrestling.  Faith is not a carefree thing to navigate and we all have our periods of wrestling with God--asking questions--and feeling off-balance.  Saco captures this feeling perfectly in this sculpture.


Barbara Schoeneberger said...

I love how you explain the art and link it to our Faith.

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks. It's how I feel.

Michele said...

Barbara, I also love the way our friend here at Dymphna's Well explains thigs too. :) I think alot of people wrestle with their faith at times. for some, they have a "dark night of the soul".

i used to wrestle with my faith at times. but I never let go of God. for that, I thank my mom as an example of how badly someone can suffer, and manage to stay true to their faith no matter how bad the odds are stacked against you.

thanks mom.

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks, Michele! Sorry it took me so long to approve this comment!

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