Deus Ex Machina is essentially contemplation on the nature of Jesus that comes to no conclusion. The original concept was for a site-specific installation at Chesterwood that featured a figure descending on ropes from high up in the trees. Over time, the idea evolved into its current form.
Deus Ex Machina stands about 10 feet tall. It is constructed of 4X6 white cedar timbers that are notched together with half-lap joints. The ratio of the posts to the cross bar is based on the golden mean. There are 12 windings of rope around each post and each of the four ropes terminate with three knots. The structure intentionally references both a gallows and traditional cross (although doubled). The three knots on the ends of the ropes echo monastic cinctures.
Is Jesus, according to Christian theology, literally a Deus Ex Machina or does traditional Christian theology make use of a Deus Ex Machina?