Notes from the Garden - Divine Spark
"Divine Spark”, the Meditation Garden sculpture, was created for St. Paul’s by sculptor John Burger, who has a BFA from East Carolina University. John is currently teaching workshop classes in New Bern using metal and wood and also serving as the Executive Director of the Craven Arts Council and Gallery.
In his own words John describes “Divine Spark”-
“This piece is inspired by Michealangelo’s God and Adam from the Sistine Chapel, depicting the moment God delivers the divine spark of light to the first human being. Due to realistic concerns of objects in 3D space, the two hands have been moved together and touching, illustrating the exact moment of transfer of the spark.”
“Divine Spark” is 8 feet tall and constructed of 5/8” and ½” rebar, giving the work strength and the unique texture of rebar. While rebar does rust, the solid nature of the material will ensure its longevity for decades to come.