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This is a series that visually explores the 7 statements Jesus made about Himself in the Gospel of John. The image of Christ in each painting is a woodcut I created. Each painting is 11×17 inches and I have signed prints available of each for $50. The first painting: I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE; HE WHO COMES TO ME… (more…)


Art and Faith 1 I’m currently thinking about Art and Faith because of a class I will soon be teaching at Wesley Theological Seminary, and new work I will create as an Artist in Residence while living on the campus of a seminary. My faith and its mystery are a part of everything in my life, from my interactions with… (more…)


I thought this captured the mood of this 19 foot by 17 foot work. JHampton You tube

The Revelation of James Hampton’s by Linton Weeks

Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 10, 2005 Sisters and brothers! We are gathered here today to sing of “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly”! And when you refer to it, praise be, speak with the awe and with the reverence it deserves. For this, my friends, is truly a most inspired and wondrous… (more…)

THRONE: A Musical

My musical “Throne” is a story about the triumph of the creative will over the forces of destruction. It explores the psychological tension between the weight of a vision, and the actualization of that vision. It is based on the true story of the artist James Hampton who created the “Throne of the 3rd Heaven for the Nations Millennium” with… (more…)

REVIEW OF “HANDS OF THE SPIRIT” by the Red and Black Newspaper

Musical tells artist’s tale passionately PLAY REVIEW By BLAKE DANIEL Published , October 18, 2004, 06:00:01 AM EDT At one point in “Hands of the Spirit,” a character describes the lead character’s paintings, saying, “There’s a purity and a passion that comes from his believing.” “HANDS OF THE SPIRIT” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday Where: Lyndon House Art Center,… (more…)