Cedarville Review, Nina Friess, In His Hands

Department/School of Contributor's Major

Art, Design, and Theatre

Publication Date

Spring 2024


Art and Design | Ceramic Arts

Type of Work



A ceramic sculpture of a sparrow held by two human hands.



Contributor's Note

"In His Hands" symbolizes the Christian life, drawing from Matthew chapter 10, reminding believers of the freedom they can find when they lay aside worries and trust in Christ. The hands are worn and rough, symbolizing the suffering Christ endured on behalf of all mankind, while the sparrow sings for joy in the safety of his palms. This piece is intended to remind the viewer that there can be joy in suffering-- and even more, that every believer can find the courage to sing despite the worries of this life.


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