BGC Museum Exhibit: Picturing the Parables

The Kingdom Is
David McCoy  Mixed media in antique wood change counter  2005

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden . . .  (Matthew 13:44)

McCoy explores several parables from Matthew 13 in this mixed-media assemblage¬≠.  Following Christ’s example by placing materials from everyday life into his work, the artist leads us through the parables of the sower, weeds, mustard seed, yeast, hidden treasure, pearl and net. Even the use of a standard tool from Jesus’ trade hints at the challenge from those in his hometown: “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?” Together, the objects in this work point beyond Jesus’ use of the ordinary to his divine calling to communicate the deeper truths of the Kingdom.