Looking up in wonder Admiring the vastness Transfixed by the beauty Sparkling lights above our heads There’s no debate about the beauty of the stars. Both atheists and Christians alike look up at them in […]
Tag: art and apologetics
Art Inspired by Genetic Variability The diversity is incomprehensible! When we look at the natural world–air, land, and sea–there appears to be limitless variations of shape, form, color, and texture. As an artist and a Christian, I believe the vast array of creativity in the natural world is best explained […]
A Tribute to James and the Giant Peach I can still picture Mrs. Leach standing at the front of the classroom reading James and the Giant Peach to my 4th grade class. The adventure of an orphaned boy and his bug friends aboard the miraculous peach was the most thrilling […]
I’ve been drawing peaches lately and pondering universals. Long ago, the Greek philosopher, Plato, set forth his idea of the ‘forms’. He hypothesized each thing in our physical world had an abstract essence or quiddity (the what-ness of a thing). Using the triangle, he said that the essence of triangularity […]
Looking through some art books recently, I was struck by how many paintings had ladders pointing toward the sky. From the very early depiction of Jacob’s ladder from the 4th century Catacomb of the Via Latina. To this painting from the french school, c. 1490, interpreting the same story- Art from […]
One of the things we love about the Narnia series is the magical wardrobe. Throughout the stories, Lewis is asking us to consider that reality includes more than what we see in our daily lives. The conversation the Pevensie children have with the Professor is revealing. Their younger sister, […]
Can you tell what the worldview of an artist is just by looking at their work? In this episode, we make a connection between the art of American artist, Ellsworth Kelly, and the worldview known as ‘naturalism’.