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The First Advent
 

"The First Advent"Glassfiber-reinforced resin, 12' height. Commissioned by a graduating class of Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts as their gift to the college campus. They requested that the piece commemorate the first coming of Christ to the world, so symbolic forms of the sphere and the cube were used to denote the heavenly & earthly realms respectively. The articulated legs & fanged cube refer to the massacre of the innocents by King Herod, alluded to in the Scripture as "the dragon waiting to devour the seed of the woman as soon as it is born."


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