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“One of the goals of my art in general, and in particular for the Seven Days of Creation, is to set a higher standard for art in our culture, in Sioux Falls and in the world,” said Mergia. “I wanted to raise the level of art produced around us. As I promised Our Savior’s Lutheran, this is a garden for all four seasons. It was quite a challenge. There was the definite spiritual component, but I also wanted it to be spontaneous. It’s a very deep concept about the creation of human life, and like all great modern art you need to stand back and take it all in. There’s a lot that goes into understanding the concept and the composition, and each time you go to look at it you can see different things and discover new elements.”




Mergia’s Seven Days of Creation portrays an awe-inspiring illustration based on the opening passages of Genesis, the Old Testament narrative on the sequential creation of our world. In the submittal process for the architecture commission, Mergia actually presented a series of seven paintings that were selected by the church to become exterior glass mosaic murals. And while the first six days of the Old Testament passages provide plenty of imagery to guide Mergia, his depiction of the seventh day of rest was far more organic and developed through hours of prayer and meditation.
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SEVEN DAYS OF CREATION MURAL June 2011




Lutheran Church Seven Days of creation South Dakota

 

Artist Eyob Mergia








INNOVATIVE TILE AND STONE
INSTALLATION SYSTEMS



Seven Days Creation