Joel Heidel

Direct Metal Sculpture
55" x 40" 10"


"Ark", the sculpture, is an exploration
into the "Ark of the Covenant" and is
the first of an intended series. The
Ark is seemingly empty. The ribcage-
like movements of the ark hints at
the human form, from which within is
housed the invisible actions of
thoughts and beliefs. The work
suggests that each person perhaps
“is” an Ark. The sculpture is set on
wheels, symbolizing Humankinds
long journey spiritually, physically,
intellectually and also addresses the
perpetual controversies between
religious beliefs.