The Nazarene Cipher is an art piece created by a single individual over the course of five years. It stands thirteen feet high and six feet wide and features one hundred and eighty-six illustrated panels. It was constructed using a number of unique materials including wood, paper mache, sculpted clay, costume jewelry, glass, stone, metal, pearls, animal hide, and gold leaf. The work is dimensional and juxtaposes flat, painted surfaces with raised, sculptural elements, some lifting two inches or more off the surface.