Project Description

Richland Riches:

Meditations on the Twenty-third Psalm

This series is a re-statement of Psalm 23 in twelve contemporary captions. Each piece features found materials from a gravely shore along Richland Creek. In my hometown of Waynesville’s past, this creek was looked upon as polluted and a flood-prone area where the poorest people lived. That no doubt was true then. It has now been cleaned up and has become a recreational area. It continues to wash up creek-tumbled glass, often broken beer bottles, and other small detritus. These pieces show how even our castoffs can become the materials to make something meaningful and perhaps beautiful. The landscape backgrounds are paper under clear glass. Sizes vary 9″ to 12″ wide, 12″ to 15″ high. 2007

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Shepherd Me

(“…is my shepherd.”)

Rest in Green Pastures

(“He makes me lie down in green pastures…”)

Renews Me

(“He restores my soul.”)

Valley of Mortality

(“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me.”

Table of My Enemies

(“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”)


(“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”)

Holy One

(“The Lord…”)

All Is Plentiful

(“I shall not want…”)

Quiet Waters

(“…he leads me beside still waters.”)

Path of Righteousness

(“He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.”)

Rest Easy

(“Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”)

All Is Blessed

(“You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows.”)