Pin It
Favorite

Portfolio: Laura Glazer 

click to enlarge LAURA GLAZER
  • Laura Glazer

Albany-based photographer Laura Glazer has spent the past four years trailing Phillip Patterson, a retired interior designer who began copying the 1611 King James bible by hand in 2009. Using sheets of unlined, oversized watercolor paper, the Philmont resident's process involved lining the pages in pencil, writing the verses in felt-tip pen, and then erasing the rules. (It took 496 pens to complete the project.) Fifteen thousand photos later, Glazer has complied a massive document of Patterson's project.

click to enlarge LAURA GLAZER
  • Laura Glazer

Patterson completed copying the bible on May 11, writing the final lines from the Book of Revelation in a ceremony at St. Peter's Church in Spencertown. (The King James version of the bible contains approximately 780,000 words.) Patterson will spend the next several months binding the eight volumes of his bible together by hand. He then plans on donating it to the church. Portfolio: Serenityofknowing.com.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Michelle Stuart @ Dia:Beacon

Michelle Stuart

Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 1 — Dia will present Michelle Stuart’s four part rubbing Sayreville Strata Quartet (1976)....
Ken Polinskie: Infinite Paper @ Ken Polinskie: Infinite Paper

Ken Polinskie: Infinite Paper

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 6 — Master papermaker Ken Polinskie will exhibit a selection of artworks that demonstrate...

View all of today's events

Latest in Visual Art

  • Parting Shot: Melora Kuhn
  • Parting Shot: Melora Kuhn

    Brian K. Mahoney writes about Melora Kuhn's artwork.
    • Jun 1, 2017
  • Gardiner Art Crawl
  • Gardiner Art Crawl

    The crawl combines three Gardiner events over the course of the weekend of June 3 and June 4.
    • Jun 1, 2017
  • Fernández Vs. Church
  • Fernández Vs. Church

    "Overlook: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana" will remain at Olana, in Hudson, until November 5.
    • Jun 1, 2017
  • More »

Related to Visual Art

More by Brian K. Mahoney

Hudson Valley Tweets