Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Abstract 026b - second part of diptych

Abstract 026b
This morning, I enjoyed some great 'conversation' (digitally speaking) with my adult kids. We were looking at an essay my son is writing as he applies to grad school, and here are parts of the conversation:

Son (written as part of his essay): As an example: what if, instead of having all the artwork in a church facility being images of the cross, an empty tomb, or Jesus with the little children (paintings I’m sure we’ve all seen thousands of times), our buildings were filled with a medley of different techniques, subjects, palettes, and focuses that still bring beauty and draw our metaphorical eyes to our Heavenly Father, but which could also be a point of drawing in people from outside our faith? What if our music on Sunday mornings didn’t simply have a technical focus of being easy to sing and arranged in an inoffensive manner (though these are noble and often necessary targets), but we put forth a desire for beauty and diversity in the music, and aspired to create sounds that draw in our communities?

Me: I love this.

Daughter: Me too. Along these lines, what if also the BEST painters and authors in the realms (not just in the Christian realms) were Christian? What if there were painters who were entering their art in secular competitions who were winning, whose art portrayed more than crosses and empty tombs? 

Oh my goodness, I love that they are thinkers and communicators! (See my daughter's blog here.)

$350.00 plus $25.00 shipping and handling

22"  x 22", part two of a diptych 

painted with the finest quality acrylic heavy-body paint on acid-free watercolor paper

Ready to frame 

Part of a diptych. Price for purchasing both paintings together is $625.00 plus $25.00 shipping and handling.

Abstract 026 diptych

Their thoughts tie in with a book I have been reading by Makoto Fujimura. Here are a couple of quotes from his book, Culture Care

"Fragmentation comes when we forget the importance of beauty for our lives and the necessity - for both individual and social flourishing - of sharing the experience of beauty in community," Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care, p. 33-34

"The implicit and explicit cultural pressures toward ideological uniformity are so high that one could say that in the culture wars artists are free to express anything other than beauty." Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care, p. 36

I am feeling inspired by all of this - gotta go paint!
Coram Deo.


  1. Your colors are absolutely yummy!

    1. Thanks! I just love how they work together. LOVE the transparent acrylics!