The Kneeling Drunkard

Found objects/20X17X6″/May 2011/$300

“Lord have mercy on me”

Was the kneeling drunkard’s plea

And as he knelt there on the ground

I know that God in heaven looked down

The old gospel tune recorded by the Louvin Brothers was the inspiration behind this one. A dissipated sot races to see his dying mother, but arrives one day too late. He throws himself on her grave and prays for forgiveness.

The old drawer made a pretty nice shadow box and I like the way the grain formed cloud-like shapes.