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Creation Series

Creation Series

The Bible starts with "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth". Our belief in the origins of the universe and the life upon it form the foundation of our "World View". The creation story as told in Genesis is a story of God's love for mankind in that he created a beautiful place for man to live. In fact I call this series of eight bas relief panels "Ineffable Love" because words cannot begin to describe the beauty in His original creation.

There are many patterns, threads and symmetry woven into the account. I've attempted to capture some of them in this series.

There are eight panels. The first representing the point at which time began, the other seven represent each day. The bronze castings are mounted on 1/2" glass panels which are engraved with scriptures applicable to each day. One talking about the creation and a second talking about the future.

My hope is that you will be as caught up as I was in the study and the making of this series.

Jim DeVries

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"In the Beginning God"

"In the Beginning God"

HOW TIME BEGAN:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth [the universe]. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis 1:1-2

HOW TIME WILL END:
Then I [John] saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I [the risen Christ] am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 21:1, 22:13

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"God Almighty"

"God Almighty"

THE FIRST DAY
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw how beautiful the light was. And He separated the light from the darkness.... And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day. Genesis 1:3-5

A DAY COMING SOON
Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
[Jesus said], "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Rev. 4:8, John 8:12

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"Two Realms"

"Two Realms"

THE SECOND DAY
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it.... And there was evening, and there was morning - the second day. Gen. 1:6-8

THE EXPANSE REMOVED
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.
"Now the dwelling of God is with men.... for the old order of things has passed away." Rev. 21:1, 22:4

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"Fruit of the Spirit"

"Fruit of the Spirit"

THE THIRD DAY:
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.... And God saw that it was very beautiful.
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation;... and it was so. And God saw how beautiful it was. Gen. 1:9-12

THE DAY OF THE LORD:
"I [Jesus] am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit....
At the name of Jesus every knee should bow,... and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. John 15:5, Philippians 2:10-11

[And at the end of the third day the earth was formed. " and the earth was formless and empty" Gen. 1:1 JDV]

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"Order and Rule"

"Order and Rule"

THE FOURTH DAY:
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs... and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. And God saw it was very beautiful. Gen. 1:14-18

FOR ETERNITY:
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light,
"I [Jesus] am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Rev. 21:23-24, 22:16

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"Freedom"

"Freedom"

THE FIFTH DAY:
And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created... every living and moving thing... And God saw that they were very beautiful. God blessed them... Gen. 1:20-23

A DAY OF PRAISE
Then I [John] heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!" Rev. 5:13

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"In His Image"

"In His Image"

THE SIXTH DAY:
And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures... And God saw they were very beautiful. Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness,... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen. 1:24-27

GOD'S PLAN:
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

[So at the end of the sixth day the earth was filled. JDV "Now the earth was formless and empty. Gen. 1:1"


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"Everlasting Life"

"Everlasting Life"

THE SEVENTH DAY:
God saw al that he had made was very, very, beautiful... Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.. so on the seventh day He rested from all His work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating... Gen. 1:31-2:3

LIFE EVERLASTING:
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I [Jesus] will give you rest.
On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit... No longer will there be any curse... And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations... And they will reign for ever and ever. Matt. 11:28, Rev. 22:1-5

20" H x 14.375" W

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Creation Series

Creation Series

The combined glass and bronze panels can be mounted and lit in an interior setting as shown or they can be placed in a frame for placement in an out door setting.

This picture shows them displayed in the Soin Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. This requires wall space of 12ft. plus in height and 28 to 30ft. in length. Price does not include site work or installation.
Price: $37500.00    
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Outdoor Mounting

Outdoor Mounting

Details showing the mounting frame and the glass in an outdoor setting on the campus of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Frames for exterior display can be supplied. Contact the artist for pricing.

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Outdoor mounting detail

Outdoor mounting detail

Details of the mounting frame

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