KINGSPORT, Tennessee — No, it isn't 300 cubits long. But it still gets a lot of attention from children at First Broad Street United Methodist Church here.
It's a two-dimensional piece of artwork depicting Noah's Ark. The work, handmade and featuring beautiful reclaimed barn wood (that's been split in half to reveal its non-weathered wood-grain interior), is the result of a team effort by Milton Nelson, Tom Brock, Sandra Corum and Amy Vetter.
Vetter envisioned the piece, which hangs outside classrooms For children. Corum drew conceptual designs of the animals. Brock was the woodworker on the ark. And Nelson hand-carved the animals.