Christian Art and Gifts

Timothy P. Schmalz

About the Artist

I am devoted to creating artwork that glorifies Christ. The reason for this devotion, apart from my Christian beliefs, is that an artist needs an epic subject to create epic art.

I describe my sculptures as being visual prayers. When I create a three dimensional sculpture in bronze I am quite aware that it will last longer than myself. I realize I am between two things that are much more durable than myself: Christianity and bronze metal. It is between these that I have developed a subtle appreciation for what Saint Francis meant by “instrument”.

It brings me happiness when my sculptures are installed outside; three dimensional bronze works of art are excellent advertisements for any Christian Church. The best compliment these sculptures receive is to amaze and fascinate the most cynical youths of today. If they think that the art is amazing, they will have to think that the message is as well; a ‘cool’ sculpture outside a church may make them think that, likewise, something ‘cool’ is to be found inside the church. My purpose is to give Christianity as much visual dignity as possible. Christian sculptures are like visual sermons twenty-four hours a day.

When visiting the great Cathedrals and museums of Europe, one is given many messages of the Christian faith through the great works of art. However, one message these great masterpieces convey to us in modern times is that the church was all important and glorious….. once, approximately five hundred years ago. Unfortunately, this creates the impression that the themes represented are antiquated and should be viewed in a museum. However, when original artwork is created today and placed in living spaces, the statement expressed is: “the church is all important and glorious….today!”

Saint Gregory the Great wrote that “art is for the illiterate”; the use of images was an extremely effective way to educate the general population. Our contemporary culture is in the same state today, not because of illiteracy, but because people are too busy to read. In this world of fast paced schedules and sound bites, Christian art creates “visual bites” that introduce needed spiritual truths in a universal language.

Christian sculpture acts for many as a gateway into the Gospels and the viewer’s own spirituality. After looking at an interesting piece of art the viewer is curious. “Who is this man on a cross? Why does he suffer?” The more powerful the representation of the art, the more powerful the questions become.

Creating art that has the power to convert. Creating sculpture that deepens our spirituality. Attaining these two goals describes my purpose as an artist.

One Body by Timothy P. Schmalz
Precious In His Sight by Timothy P. Schmalz
Shepherd Of Mercy by Timothy P. Schmalz
When I Was I Prison Christian Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
When I Was Naked by Timothy P. Schmalz
When I Was Sick by Timothy P. Schmalz
When I Was Hungry And Thirsty by Timothy P. Schmalz
When I Was A Stranger by Timothy P. Schmalz
When I Was A Stranger (Small) by Timothy P. Schmalz
Precious From Cradle To Grave by Timothy P. Schmalz
Body Of Christ Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Be Not Afraid Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
A Quiet Moment by Timothy P. Schmalz - 2 Sizes Available
Christ Washing Peter's Feet Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Cross of Life Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Drawing Strength Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Father Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Footprints Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Generations Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz - 2 Sizes Available
Mother Mary - Alpha And Omega by Timothy P. Schmalz
His Brothers Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Homeless Jesus Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz - Two Sizes Available
Joy Of The Family Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Lest We Forget Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Love's Bond Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Maternal Bond Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz - 2 Sizes Available
Officer Needs Help Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Return Of The Unborn Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Standing Holy Family Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Stylized Corpus Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Joy To The World Nativity by Timothy P. Schmalz
The Guardian Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Tranquility Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Triumph Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Visitation Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
I Will Not Forget You by Timothy P. Schmalz
Saint Francis Praising God's Creation by Timothy P. Schmalz
Saint John Vianney by Timothy P. Schmalz
Saint Vincent de Paul by Timothy P. Schmalz
A Warm Embrace Christian Art Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Theology of the Body of Christ by Timothy Schmalz
One Flesh by Timothy P. Schmalz - 2 Sizes Available
I Knew You In The Womb by Timothy P. Schmalz - 2 Sizes Available
Bride And Groom Christian Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz
Remembrance by Timothy P. Schmalz
National Monument To Military Families by Timothy P. Schmalz
First From The Flames by Timothy P. Schmalz
Always There by Timothy P. Schmalz
Last Supper by Timothy P. Schmalz
He Comes To Serve by Timothy P. Schmalz
Sacred Partnership by Timothy P. Schmalz
Pieta by Timothy P. Schmalz
The Little Way by Timothy P. Schmalz
Angels Among Us by Timothy P. Schmalz
Adam And Eve by Timothy P. Schmalz
St. Padre Pio - I Absolve You by Timothy Schmalz
St. Michael The Archangel by Timothy P. Schmalz
 
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