This week, Dordt College's online journal In All Things featured my article on the possibilities of Christian art.
You can read the article here.
I was given the prompt of "Christian Art" for my article. I settle pretty quickly on an outline and began my writing. As I neared the end of this article, I started thinking that this is just one of 20 different articles I could write on the subject...each with a different subject and approach. The subject is vast as are the means of approaching it. The length prohibits the nuance I would have enjoyed bringing to the discussion, but overall I am satisfied with what I have been able to say..albeit in a somewhat limited fashion.
I am thankful for the opportunity from iAT for causing me to reflect more on the curious life of an artist in the church. It also has helped me develop a bit of a new habit of rising early to read and write. It offers me a bit of time to be still, reflect, and focus my thoughts and energies before the chaos of the day ensues. I hope that this latter part will be something I am able to maintain going forward. Perhaps then this blog wont be silent for months on end.
Today is day 3 of my Maymester Intensive Digital Photo class. Since it is May and finally warm and sunny up here in the northern Dakota, I took my class downtown to shoot for their visual elements project. Its rare that I get 2 hours to go shoot in the middle of the day so I took advantage of shooting as well. I took my digital along, but enjoyed the immediacy and ease of my iPhone instead today. Below are a few fruits of my "labor".
As a photographer and viewer I am always drawn to images with strong line and pattern, minimalism and abstraction. Its no wonder that these images go that direction, especially after giving a long lecture yesterday on composition. This afternoon was a great day to shoot with strong sun and shadow which is perfect for abstraction.