We were honored to have a second sculpture donated by local artist Allan Fisher.
Below are pictures of the first sculpture, "The Way", was donated in 2006, is a silhouette
of Jesus holding a lamb, designed so you can walk through it. This latest sculpture,
"Victory Over Death" is centered at the back of the church cemetery. "Victory Over Death"
is a monumental, exterior sculpture made up of 5 sheets of 5 ft x 10 ft, 3/8" thick steel. The
sculpture stands 24 feet tall and is 10 feet wide. The concrete base is comprised of four 18"
diameter columns one foot above ground and 6 foot below ground.
The design for "Victory Over Death" required over 50 drawings and a year's work. Sacrifices
had to be made for wind resistance, support, and structure. Every line had to be perfect and
crisp. The drawings had to be scanned by Chris Whitehorn before the cutting was done by
Laser-Cut Inc. After each panel was cut, the panels were welded together by Icon Metals Inc.
"Victory Over Death" was installed in the cemetery at St. Peter Lutheran Church July 24, 2008
by Amert Construction.
The source of the sculpture is the scriptures. As the psalmist says, "The heavens declare the
glory of God." So the artist is not making a sculpture, he is merely framing God's beauty. The
sky is what brings the illuminates and brings the work alive. God is the Creator of pure light.
The sculpture is designed as an icon to enable the viewer to reflect on the resurrection of Christ.
The concept is: breaking the barriers, light over darkness, joy over sorrow, hope over fear, and
life over death. The work is a celebration, a triumph, representing the ultimate victory, which
is Christ's victory over death.
Click on pictures for a larger view.