John 11:43-44 “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus come forth. And he that was dead came forth.”
In the Gospel of John, the Bible presents Lazarus of Bethany as someone Jesus considered a friend. Jesus wept when he learned of his death. Jesus went to Lazarus’ tomb and raised him from the dead. The Gib Singleton sculpture only shows Lazarus. He lies on the bed of the tomb in his burial cloth. Jesus is in the imagination of the viewer. Lazarus begins to arch his back and raise his head forward. The left arm of Lazarus gestures out reaching and reaching. He is literally being raised from the dead in the sculpture. Singleton s depicting Lazarus transitioning from death back to life, going from one dimension to another. There is a look of ecstasy upon the face of Lazarus in this sculpture.