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Bach Memorabilia

Memo-1676

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Bach Sculpture

Title:

SDG Signature

Description:

Material: Clay
The Meaning of SDG:
One of my hobbies is playing the piano, specifically, classical music. J.S. Bach placed the inscription SDG on many of his compositions, which stands for "Soli Deo Gloria". This is taken from Romans 16:27 and Jude 25, and translates to "To the only God's glory". He believed that all works, sacred or secular, should be created to the glory of God.
I love the idea of placing such an inscription on a work of art, and have started incorporating this inscription - SDG - to my artworks. You'll see it either etched into a sculpture or written onto a drawing. This inscription perfectly illustrates my reasons for creating artwork.

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Artist: Jen Pratt

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About the Artist:
I received my Bachelor of Fine Art (with an emphasis in sculpture) from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO in 2001. I then took two years of equine courses at Missouri State University to learn about the horse, and joined the equestrian team and participated in numerous horse shows.
Education: Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO (1997-2001) - Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in sculpture; Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (2001-2003) - Equestrian courses to further learn conformational and behavioral aspects of the horse/
Gallery & Exhibition: Keyes Gallery, April 2006 - October 2006, Springfield MO; Culver-Stockton College Senior Exhibit, 2001, Canton MO; 36th Annual Hannibal Arts Club Exhibit and Competition, 2000, Hannibal MO; Culver-Stockton College Student Art Show, 1999, Canton, MO; Culver-Stockton College Student Art Show, 1998, Canton, MO.
Awards Received: 2000 - Honorable Mention - Hannibal Arts Club, 'Bust of Jesus' Sculpture; 2000 - 'Own' Award (Farm Animal Award) - Hannibal Arts Club, 'Clydesdale' Sculpture; 1999 - Honorable Mention - Culver-Stockton College, 'Mountain Lion' Oil Painting; 1998 - President's Award - Culver-Stockton College, 'Bust of Jesus' Sculpture.

Artist Statement:
There is a certain type of elegance to nature, and to all living things. It's almost possible to find a meaning to existence, to find God himself, through the things that He has created. Thus my work is almost like an homage, a recreation of the things that I find to be beautiful in this world.

Source/Links: Jen Pratt - Artist, Clay Horse Sculptor - Equus Studio
Contributor:
Aryeh Oron (August 2008)

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