This hand carved piece is nestled in a nest of moss for countertop display. The moss offers vibrant contrast to the natural browns of the avocado seed.
This avocado piece depicts a scene from Mark 4:35-41. " A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped." After this moment in this story, the disciples awake Jesus, He calms the storm, but then He turns to them and asks, "Why are you so afraid?" I am deeply struck by Jesus' comfort with chaos, able to sleep in torrential waves. We crave orders, and He is strong enough to bring it. But Jesus is also comfortable holding the two together. I often hold onto this image when I feel like I can not rid my own self or life of chaos, to remember that if He is near, there is nothing to fear, storm be calmed or not. This is why I chose to depict the boat still in the throws of the lightning and storm, not after things are calmed, because that is when I need to remember that I need not fear. If you look very closely at the boat, you can see one sleeping face on the far left and multiple peeping faced clinging to the side of the boat looking over the edge.