Stage Designs

Jesus Grid

Tim Logan from Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas brings us this shoji-screen like structure housing the face of Jesus.

The set consisted of an image of Christ on an 8′ x 20′ grid (the original black and white drawing was from a Marvin Hayes’s illustration in the James Dickey book, God’s Images. Tim added the color in Photoshop, then did some further manipulations in Illustrator to get the “fractured” look).

They used plywood to form sixteen 22″ x 22″ squares, drew off a 5×5 grid on each one, then hung them around the auditorium. They printed the final image in sections on heavy paper, then cut the individual squares (25 per board), placing the squares in envelopes beneath each board. At the close of a worship service, the congregation was instructed to go to one of the hanging boards, take one paper square from the envelope, and write their “one-word legacy” on the square using silver Sharpies (the series that was closing emphasized “leaving a legacy”). They then stuck their paper to the board according to the grid number that was written on the back of each square, corresponding with the grid on the board (A1, B5, etc.; double-stick tape was pre-applied to the boards).

Since it was divided into 16 sections around the room, no one could tell what the final image was to be. Before the next Sunday, they transferred the boards to the stage wall, revealing the full image, adding random white squares of paper to create the pixelated effect on each side.

During worship, they used a projector to project images and moving background-type videos onto the full image.

They also used some LED lights on the ground to make the screen/grid shine.

All Flowers and Sunshine Patched

11 responses to “Jesus Grid”

  1. Mary Ann Martz says:

    This is awesome!

  2. Ken Snyder says:

    Nice work – a set serving a dual usage in a series. Love it!

  3. Josh Gilson says:

    I like it. I would love to see this blank with video projection on it!

  4. Tim says:

    Thank you for the kind comments. I’ve had several requests to allow use of this artwork, and I’m happy to share it. Please e-mail me:, and I will send a link to a Dropbox folder that contains the main image (the one in which the surrounding squares are black/white – the other colors you see in the photographs are from LED lights.)

  5. Ron Rice says:

    I really like this background. It is not only captivating, it is inspiring. Some of what we see is more about filling space. This definitely has the inspire factor. Good work!

  6. Tim says:

    To any who have used this design: if you could send me photos of your finished set, I would love to see it. Thanks!

  7. Lilly Delgado says:

    This is totally amazing!!!

    I’d like to use only the picture of Jesus. Does anybody have that as a psd or png?

    God bless!!


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