Tuesday, September 01, 2015

CREATING AS SACRAMENTAL? ... (plus work in progress)

Can creating art (or anything) be thought of as a sacramental task, sacrament through sacrament to sacrament? From the love actor through a work of loving to what appears to be an object that's really an incarnation of love, a subject. Holy, then. Mindful. Unafraid to address both the beauty and pain in life. Serving up a paschal meal, a passion play. Concrete. Embracing. Unitive despite difficulty. Into the mystic and material at the same moment. Michelangelo's "Pieta" and Van Gogh's "Starry Night." The mundane and transcendent joined. Inviting compassion. Present.

Including work in progress:
"Somali Refugees" - oil pastel painting on 12" x 19" vellum Bristol paper. (c)WR - continuing refugee and displacement theme

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