Jack Maxwell is the former chair of the Department of Art and Design at ACU, where he had taught since 1984. He has a B.F.A. in art, a B.S.Ed. in secondary art education, and an M.F.A. with an emphasis in sculpture.
Maxwell has had solo shows in Houston, Dallas and Santa Fe, N.M, and he is the recipient of several best of show and first place awards in more than 50 regional, state and national competitions.
He is married to Jill, an accomplished painter and illustrator, and they have three children. The portrait of the second highest angel in the sculpture is based on their son Matt. The couple also teaches classes on using art in worship.
In designing the site, Maxwell says he "endeavored for a purposeful melding of form and meaning. The basic footprint is evocative of the Trinity. Engraved scriptures provide spiritual focus and guidance. The basic elements of creation – water, rock and plants – speak to the nature of God, His Son and His promises. The bronze angels, four in number, suggest God’s continual presence “whither thou goest” to the four corners of the earth." Read more