EBF Creative Arts


The Crown Project

1 Samuel Series Resident artist, Emily Shopp, created several art pieces to kick off Evanston Bible Fellowship’s fall series on 1 Samuel. Check out how she created these pieces. Artist Statement “1 Samuel tells a story of sovereignty. The Almighty reigns as a just King over his people, exercising his dominion even in their rebellious establishment of an earthly kingdom. The crown depicts not only God as divine king and man as earthly king, but also foreshadows the future establishment of a new kingdom through Christ. This particular representation of a crown is fractured and disjointed, but still maintains a semblance of a former whole. A kingship that is flawed and broken by mankind’s rebellion against the God of the[…]

Behind the Scenes of the Crown Project

Making the Crown Emily Shopp constructed the Crown over the course of a few weeks in the EBF Office. She cut and sanded the wood (with some help from Paul Baliles), added some wood filler and then painted the individual pieces that make up the Crown. Making the Hand-stamped Bulletin Cover Emily Shopp loves working with hand-crafted stamping and printing. She carved the crown design into a stamp and hand-stamped all 350 bulletin covers that were passed out during services on October 5th. Emily and a small team of helpers folded, tore and stamped the bulletin covers.