Medium : Pen and Ink On Bristol BoardSize : 11″ × 15″Year illustration was completed : 1987This illustration was part of a collection of pen and ink rendering i did for a christian mission, for their pamphlet that was published to inform the community, surrounding churches, and the military post near by, of the services they offered, and about their ranch. Their main ministry is to the military service personnel and their families. They offer a weekly dinner followed by a Bible study. They offer a place where service personnel could spend the weekend at the ranch for free, with meals included. There would also be activities they could partake in , such as going to concerts, going to amusement parks, visiting national park for picnics and hiking. The ranch holds retreat for military personnel who are in training, who want to learn about the Bible , and enjoy good home cooked food, rest, and out door recreation in the country.This ministry also lends it’s facilities too near by churches, and to the military chaplaincy, for luncheons. This ministry is a great work of God, share God’s word, and love through hospitality.About the bell. I call this illustration the meeting bell, because it sat right out side the activity center, and when ever a retreat was being held, the bell was use to let the guess know when a meal was being served, or a Bible study was about to begin. If you study the bell you can tell that at one time it must have been housed in some kind of church or fire house, by the big wheel attached to it’s side, so it can be rung by a rope. Then when it found it’s self at the ranch , they must have had a arm claker manufactured, To strike the bell to sound.
Stephen J. Vattimo born 1965, in the Philadelphia area of the state of Pennsylvania. Spent child hood in privet boarding school,due to hyper activity and not able to function in structure setting. graduated from boarding school and attended regular public High school and graduated. Served in the U.S. Military ,U.S. Army,Pa National Guard,Army reserves,Civil Air Patrol. Artistically: Painter,Poet,Humorous short stories,commentator