Brenda Crocker Angel
Missionary to the
Generations of the Future.
Photo by Todd Pitts
In the early 1990's Angel had a dream of Jesus on the cross. "I was up in the air looking down; I watched Him being crucified. I could not take my eyes off of His eyes. Even with all of the tremendous pain He was in, with torn flesh flapping in the wind and large swollen patches on his face; the love in His eyes was even more. I never saw Him die. As He yelled out, 'Eli, Eli, lama sabach thani' God spoke, 'Sculpt what I have just shown you.' and I awoke."
Angel had never sculpted anything before and did not know where to buy clay.
Angel explains the dream was much longer than that. The 700 club flew a film crew in to interview her. They published an abbreviated portion of her dream and testimony. You may watch it in the links above.
News papers did articles such as the Tulsa World's, "Angel never dreamed of being an artist but because of a dream; she is one." Wherein they titled her, "An Adult-Child Prodigy." Charisma Magazine Online also did an article a few years later on the impact the sculpture was having on people as she and her team travel with it, ministering.
A few weeks later The Lord spoke to her again and said, "Create sculptural scriptures and drench the nation with the Word of God in images that can not be forgotten." And then again He spoke, "You are a missionary to the generations of the future while you impact the viewers of today." Thus began Angel's ministry, SculptAmerica. She has many more sculptures to do and is currently carving a series from the Book of Psalms out of Alabaster Stones, for even the stones will cry out the glory of God.
She started receiving commissions and began flowing in other areas of art as well and started to win awards for her art. Angel has pieces in International and Domestic Private and Public Collections including the collection of International Speaker, Peter Daniels in Sydney, Australia and collections in Rome, Italy; Austria; London, England; Argentina; Puerto Rico; South Africa; and The Smithsonian National Collection Museum, Washington, DC.
Besides sculpting in bronze, Angel is also carving a series of Psalms in alabaster stones which is unique as sculptors are either Subtractive Sculptors wherein the process removes and carves the sculpture out of an object or they are Additive Sculptors where material is added to form and create a sculpture. Angel excels in both methods of sculpting causing her to be a very unique and rare Master Artist, without even mentioning her Mastery of the human face and form and her ability to capture the life of her subjects within their eyes.
She creates sculptures for her clients as well and has taught art at many different levels for many organizations including the Arts and Humanities Counsel. Angel has had Solo Exhibitions and joint artist shows and has been represented by galleries in Colorado and Oklahoma. She preferred meeting with clients individually and therefore removed her sculptures from the galleries for a time.
One of Angel's Patriotic Sculptures, "Liberty Leads Her People," was requested by the then, President of The United States, George W. Bush, and placed on display at the White House for 6 years. It was then moved to the Smithsonian's National Collection in DC where it has been on display for the more than a decade. Angel's sculpture, "The Lamb of God" has been on display in New York City and featured in magazines in Germany and Austria as well as in publications throughout The United States of America.
Angel is available for commissions.