Friday, September 30, 2016

Illustrating scripture, 1/24. "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42. I designed this series about a year ago for Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, in order to illustrate their mission statement. The concept is base on using traditional religious iconography and other recognizable shapes and motifs, thereby referencing the history and the church and the gospel, and reinterpreting them in a loose, deconstructed/reconstructed kind of way. I wanted to use lighter media (watercolor and ink) to depict icons traditionally portrayed using heavier materials, quite often (glass and lead, for example). In so doing, I sought to bridge the gap between the historical art of the church and contemporary art, which are sometimes so polarized, especially within the church.

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