November 2006 - Vol. 2

Expressing truth and beauty in welded form

art work by Marianne Kantert

People of God

John the Baptist

Marianne Kantert is a full-time sculptress and painter. As an accomplished artist she has done several exhibitions in Germany, South Africa, USA, and more recently in London (UK), and Beirut (Lebanon). She studied fine arts at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany and the Academy of Fine Arts in Pretoria, South Africa. She has also worked as an artist in South Carolina, USA for 3 and one-half years. Marianne and her husband Klemens and their three daughters are members of Brot des Lebens (Bread of Life), a  community of The Sword of the Sprit, located in Olching, Germany.

Finding creative ways to express eternal truths
Marianne works mainly with welding rods and sheet metal using oxyacetylene welding. She also loves to work in stone. Her object is nearly always a human being.  She wants to find expressions of our essence and the complex system of our nature in relationship to our creator. Her wish is to find ways to express deep and eternal truths and build a bridge for the viewer to walk on.

"girl crouching"
Marianne comments on her work "girl crouching"

"I am amazed that God has given such dignity to man and woman.  I am in awe when I meditate on God and his wonderful work of creation.  I see a girl sitting, peaceful, listening. 

Psalm 8 says it so beautifully: 

O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world.

..What is man that you think of him; mere man, that you care for him? Yet you made him inferior only to yourself; you crowned him with glory and honor.

..O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world!"

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