The framed bas relief scriptural art work of famed Christian artist Betty Spooner highlights our mission statement of offering inspired biblical art to the world. Each piece is hand made and authenticated. We offer a full range of Ms. Spooner's work including various Bible Related Oils and Giclee prints.
When you order one of these Bas Relief pieces, you will receive an original creation designed exclusively by Christian artist, Betty Spooner. Each piece is a unique hand-cast original. No two of them will ever be identical to another. They are a contemporary expression of an ancient process on hand-made papyrus, bark or pulp deckle-edged substrate.
Best of all, by ordering with Kingdom Galleries, you have the option of personalizing your selection to your decor and taste by being able to select the frame and matte you prefer. This personalizes your selection even more! Verses are quoted from translations of KJ, NKJ,NIV and Holman Christian Standard Bibles.
Bas Relief is now available with Bronze or Pewter letters as well as traditional Gold Leaf.What is "Bas Relief"? How are these pieces of artwork created?
"Bas Relief" is a form of art that has been used for centuries. In fact, if you have any coins in your pocket, you are carrying an example of "bas relief" art. Bas Relief is a method of sculpting which entails carving or etching away the surface of a flat piece of stone or metal. The word is derived from the Italian basso rilievo
, the literal translation meaning raised contrast.
In much the same way, Christian artist Betty Spooner has also used hand-made papyrus, bark or pulp, formed with the natural "deckle edge" intact as a substrate (a means of producing a reaction) for the hand cast originals we provide.
As you can see from the close up of the substrate used in the above shown artwork, it is hand-made of heavy fibers. It is then formed using a molding process to have the scripture verses cast into the substrate.
After the substrate has dried, it is then hand-painted and finished in a multi-step process, custom matted and mounted in frames specially selected by Betty Spooner. Each piece is unique in color and character, and is authenticated.Click on one of the links below to browse the galleries.