Jennifer Thoreson, Photographer
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Testament

During the time I was working on the photographs for Testament, my close friend Rebecca reminded me of a passage in the book of Job.  God is speaking to Job, and reminds him of his ultimate power and omnicience. He describes a deer who labors and brings forth her young, that He has counted the months until that birth, that He knows the very time, and watches as the fawn is born.  This verse brings me great comfort, and reminds me of the great orchestration that is at work, and the significance of my small part in it.  I sculpted the deer using a flat, grey taxidermy clay, and paired the figure with vibrant green apples picked from our apple tree, representing the transition from life to death, and the preciousness of every creature who walks the earth.