Description This painting shows the Son of God bearing the sins of all mankind, the supreme example of His love for us. In the Garden of Gethsemane he fell on his face, and prayed. Mark describes him falling on the ground and Luke describes him as kneeling, but whatever the position we know that he prayed in agony. In my view, no position says surrender, pleading, and pain like flattening oneself to the earth, face down in total humiliation. The strain he is under is reflected in his face, darkened by the stress-related rush of blood.This Atonement began in the Garden of Gethsemane, as told in Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, and Luke 22:39-46. It ended on the cross when he paid the ultimate price for our sins.
Lester Yocum, Glen Burnie, MD Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I am the father of three great children.
I have worked in a wide variety of jobs and locations, including graphics shops, photography labs, and television center within the private, commercial, and federal government sectors.
My involvement with the graphic arts goes back to 1983 and includes traditional and electronic arts, illustration, animation, and design. I used to do layouts with Rubylith (remember that?) and technical pens, pasting up waxed galleys for brochure and poster work. QuarkXpress and InDesign are what I use today; Dreamweaver and Plone are my tools of choice for the Web.
I work in gouache, oil, watercolor, ink, colored pencil, pastel, and airbrush. Oil is my preferred medium, but nowadays I'm as likely to use Illustrator, Photoshop, or Painter and a Wacom tablet.