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[Christ Foretelleth The Destruction, Matthew 24]

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Artist:
Moore, Eddie, Deacon, 1913-
Medium:
sawdust, wood, paint, metal, and nylon
National Origin:
American
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1980
Description:
The object is a wooden model depicting a scene of Christ
(green) orating to two unknown figures: One kneels with
a cane, and the other stands.
As told in the Biblical book of Matthew, these figurines have been carved, painted, and arranged to reenact the story of Christ foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem and his second coming to his disciples. Those that practice Christianity regard this text as the basis of their faith as it tells them Christ will come again.
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.
Accession Number:
2007.0001.0021
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Regenia A. Perry Folk Art Collection
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
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