Wednesday, July 30, 2008
After a recent short stint in Brisbane for a National Leaders Conference, I headed down to Sydney to check out the World Youth Day festivities. Namely to see the JesusWalks exhibition in the streets of Sydney, and to help with manning the artworks.
Click on link below for Jesuswalks website + my contribution... http://www.jesuswalksart.com/artists/samevans.html
As promised, I have uploaded all the progress photos of the painting of the statue, and my time in Sydney which you can see at...(click on link below, once youre in there you can watch them in a slideshow by clicking the 'slideshow' icon)
It was amazing being in Sydney with the statues, soaking up the peoples faces and comments as they responded to them. As I sat near mine I noticed how some were instantly drawn to it upon seeing it, calling their loved ones to explain it to them. Many wanted their photo with it and occasionally one would kiss it. It was all very strange. At one stage a man came up and peeled off one of the bandaids on my statues hands, thinking someone was mocking Jesus by putting it there. I was very annoyed at the time, but it was wonderful in hindsight to see an artwork create such ferver amongst the public.
During my time there, I was also fortunate enough to be interviewed by ABC Radio Adelaide and ABC Radio National about my involvement. I will upload the interviews as I get them...
One of the people I met during my stay was New York photographer Tim Sutherland, who I am very thankful to for taking such inspiring photos of my statue.
You can see them at http://timsutherland.blogspot.com/2008/07/jesus-walks-sam-evans.html