Let There Be Art! E.C. Native’s Illustrated Old Testament Headed For Print
The number seven comes with a lot of biblical baggage.
Bold artistic vision leads artist to create more than 250 custom illustrations for the best-selling book in the world.
God, the Book of Genesis tells us, took seven days to create the world. (Six, really; the Almighty rested on the seventh day.) Noah brought seven pairs of every clean animal onto the ark, Pharaoh dreamed of seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine, and so forth.
It seems appropriate, then, that it took artist and Eau Claire native Samuel Robertson seven years to illustrate the Old Testament. The recently completed project – with 257 vividly offbeat paintings across 520 pages – will be published in June by 11:11 Press of Minneapolis.