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[Jesus Trial by Caiaphas]

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Moore, Eddie, Deacon, 1913-
wood, metal, sawdust, and paint
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The object is a wooden model depicting a scene of Christ
(yellow), tethered to a guard (blue) and held on trial before
Caiaphas (red).
Made primarily from wood this narrative scene depicts the Biblical account of Jesus after his arrest going before High Priest Caiaphas to be sentenced to crucifixion. Christ is standing, wearing the yellow garment while Caiaphas is in a seated position draped in red. This contrast in color and stance coupled with Caiaphas' authoritative pointing finger enhances the emotional tone of the work.
Deacon Eddie Moore was born and raised in Texas. He worked as a policeman and clergyman for the majority of his adult life. At the age of 35 he began his art career, making sculptures and wooden dioramas. Usually giving most of his creations away to friends and family it was not until he met the Rev. John J.L. Hunter (notable folk artist) at a church affair that his career shifted. Rev. Hunter put Deacon Moore in contact with folk art collectors and other art business professionals. In return Moore built Hunter a studio for his gesture. Two-dimensional newspaper photographs inspire Deacon Eddie Moore's sculptures and dioramas. With only knives and chisels he is able to recreate flat images into life-like works of art. Moore's work has been featured at the White House and the African American Museum in Dallas.
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