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Howard Finster
ST. LUKE 5-20 AND WHEN HE SAW THEIR FAITH. HE SAID UNTO HIM. MAN THY SINS ARE FORGIVEN THEE.
1975
enamel on metal
20 x 24 x 1 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment



During the 1960s Rev. Howard Finster began building "Paradise Garden," an ever-changing environment around his home in Summerville, Georgia, as a living "memorial to God." In addition to constructions made from television and bicycle parts, Finster posted signs with Biblical inscriptions. This "sign" confirms Finster's belief in the ultimate salvation of man.