Completed in 2009, Capernaum’s Statue Garden is 30,000 square feet and features Biblical statues, winding walkways lined with Bible scripture, and breathtaking views of Capernaum Studios and the surrounding Texas landscape. Many who have visited have enjoyed the chance to simply relax or to spend time in prayer.
After the completion of the first century style village, Capernaum Studios was blessed with the gift of 13 statues depicting persons mentioned in Biblical accounts. The gift was from Mr. Glenn Lynch, a friend of Tammy Lane and her family.
Mr. Lynch had previously given financial support for the materials of these statues to the sculpturer Yon Sim Pak, a Korean born artist who has created many statues that are on display throughout the United States.
After the death of Yon Sim Pak in 2006, his family gave ownership of the Biblical statues to Mr. Lynch who then gave the statues to Tammy to use at Capernaum. He told her that she had the location and the resources to do something with them. After spending time in prayer, Tammy had the vision of building a garden featuring the statues. What she didn’t know at the time was that the artist had a wish for these statues to be in a garden setting.
Tammy then brought on artist Nathan Myers who came up with the design of the garden. He along with a team spent the next few months bringing Nathan and Tammy's amazing vision to life.
We believe Yom Sim Pan would be very happy to know that his statues are in a beautiful garden that bring glory to The Lord. His statues and the garden have been part of many films and walk through experiences over the years, including Washington's Armor, The Chosen, and many other films.
Below are just a few images from the garden. We hope you will come out and enjoy it I'm person. It is also available for rental as a film set.
Yon Sim Pak
YON PAK OBITUARY
Yon Sim Pak, 78, a sculptor, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006, in Dallas.
Yon Sim Pak was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Korea. He began his career as portrait painter at the age of 18 and became a sculptor in his 40s.
After his arrival in the U.S. in 1981, he joined Rogers State College in Claremore, Okla., as a resident artist, where he created, among others, huge statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson at the college campus.
He later became an independent artist and moved to Blue Mound, TX to create a dozen biblical statues made of his own-invented material. He also did research on how the human brain, particularly our visual reception, reacts to artistic work. He was a Korean War veteran of the Korean Army. His last wish was to set up "The Holy Garden Art Museum" on a location where the public could appreciate his masterpieces.
Survivors: Sons, Kwang Wook Pak and his wife, Eun Joo Hong of Korea, Kwang Hoon Pak and his wife, Hye Ja Pak of Fort Worth; daughters, Moon Hee Lim of Dallas, Jeannie Kwon and her husband, W. Jean Kwon of Cliffside Park, N.J.; and grandsons, Andrew E. Pak and Eric H. Pak, both of Fort Worth.