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Embracing Heart



Like many others driving on 95th street heading by Knox Presbyterian Church, the above sculpture, may have caught your attention.

Entitled "Embracing Heart" and created by award winning artist David Platter in 2014, the sculpture is based on the parable of the Prodigal Son.  Luke 15:20 says "...but while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him."  One of the hands represents the Father, the other hand is the son (but designed in a way that represents all of us).

The heart is a universal symbol of love, and the artist considered it a symbol of unconditional love which he combined with the imagery of "someone throwing their arms around another."  The color is an individually mixed Brandywine to reflect different colors in different lights without ever being primary red.  According to the artist, the combination of all the pieces creates a symbol of unconditional acceptance serving as a visual definition of compassion.  And that is what we hope everyone feels who sees the sculpture here, unconditional acceptance and love welcoming you home.

We invite you to stop in at the office and say "hello", visit our facebook page, or look around this site and leave a message to let us know your thoughts on the sculpture.  At Knox we have an emphasis on arts including music, drama, and visual, where the giftedness goes across all generations.  If you prefer to discuss arts, we have a book and film groups that meet regurlarly as well.  And please don't hesitate to visit us on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for contemporary worship or 11:05 a.m. for traditional worship.


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