This Rock

Bust_of_St. Peter_Alessand copy

 

Simon was called Peter (meaning “rock”) by Jesus.  Peter was a man of the earth – a fisherman, impulsive, not an intellectual – he put his whole self into his work.  By his own admission he was “a sinful man.”

Peter was like this sculpture: made of clay dug from the earth, then tried through fire to become “a rock.”

This not quite finished sketch is of a terra cotta (Italian: “baked earth”) bust by Alessandro Algardi.

 

 

 

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