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Wes Hempel & Jack Balas, 2005; THE WORD; oil and enamel on canvas; 82" x 80"
TEXT (from the Gospel according to John): "IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD. HE WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD AND ALL THINGS WERE MADE THROUGH HIM. IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE IS THE LIGHT OF MEN, AND THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS KNOWS IT NOT."