Shadow of Doubt – Wood Sculpture

Inspired Original Artwork by Jerry Ward
The meaning of the phrase “beyond the shadow of a doubt” has always stumped me. A “doubt” is indefinite, and so is a “shadow” and then we are asked to go one step further into ambiguity by adding “beyond” to the definition while the whole phrase is used to define certainty. But while pondering the meaning of the phrase I began imagining just what a “shadow of doubt” might look like in substance. And so I came up with this representation, which I feel clears up the whole matter “clearly”. Now we can go into the beyond..