Creation

Creation

Dedication: February 18, 2007
Donors: Lynn, John and Lynda Packard
Artist: Kenneth Crocker

Upper Scene (Genesis 1 & 2): God’s power emanates in a fullness of light from the central round and divides into lancets that shine through storm clouds and refract into the rainbow of God’s promise. Cedars of Lebanon dot the valley of a volcano. A creature dives into the deep and birds skim the treetops. In the garden is a Tree of Knowledge, a serpent hanging from its lower branch. Man and Woman mingle with pairs of animals.

Lower Scene: Life teems at the river’s edge with otters and waterfowl while a spider minds its web. Among the sea wrack and Irish moss cluster winkles and mussels. A Conger eel slithers through the kelp and the deep ocean rat-tail fish moves over a sea floor strewn with shellfish.