You may recall that back in May I posted Ray Downing working with fresco artist Mark Balma. Ray Downing now writes:
I just received an email from fresco artist Mark Balma, whom you mentioned on your blog on May 18.
He has completed the three panels depicting the Transfiguration. Have a look.
Here is why this may be important (from the Post Review in Minneapolis)
Balma is currently working with computer graphics artist Ray Downing of Studio Macbeth to design the image of Christ.
Those familiar with the Shroud of Turin might know of Downing.
In March of 2010, the History Channel released a two-hour documentary about the shroud, a 14-foot length of cloth believed to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus.
A face, believed to be that of Jesus, is imprinted on the shroud. Using the fabric and the aid of computer imaging, Downing produced a three-dimensional image that Balma will use to create the “most historically accurate” rendering of Christ ever produced, Welty said.