Displaying items by tag: visual art
Kintsugi and a Theology of Brokenness
Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Makoto and Haejin Fujimura speak. I was excited – though I did not have much personal experience with Makoto’s work, my artistic friends and co-workers spoke highly of his writing (Culture Care and Art and Faith, among others). The topic they had chosen to present on was kintsugi, the ancient Japanese practice of mending cracked or broken pottery with gold. I knew a little bit about kintsugi and was intrigued. I was unprepared, however, for the intricate theological correlations Makoto and Haejin would make, leading to my own continued musings.
Hope for the World: An Outreach on the Welsh Canals
If you found yourself on the canals in Chirk, Wales earlier this month, you might have seen an interesting site – seven artists aboard a canal boat, painting, chatting, and sailing. The seven women – from Wales, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Nigeria – hired a 21-meter (69 foot) boat and were on a mission to share the hope of the gospel through art.
God Works Through Numerous Art Forms
Before merging with OM Arts to be come Inspiro Arts Alliance, Heart Sounds International (HSI) had their own blog on which they shared trip reports, exciting stories, opportunities, and more. For the foreseeable future, we would like to share some of these archived articles with you. It is our hope that these "Archive Wednesdays" will encourage you as we look back on what the Lord has done! In today's article, read about how the Lord worked through different types of art during a trip to the Philippines!
Spray Paint and Acrylics: Thoughts from the Virtual Artist Residency
This week, we talked with another of the participants in the Virtual Artist Residency program. Read below to hear how Chris grew in his technical skills as well as his identity as an artist.
Seeing Differently: The Art of Lenka Knoetze
Lenka Knoetze, a Slovakian serving in South Africa, recently participated in Inspiro Arts Alliance’s Artists Residency program. Here is what she says about her recent work!
A Metaphor of Water
This week, we caught up with another Incarnate alum - Heidi Salzwedel! Read more about her work below.
Folklore and Healing: The Artwork of Emily Langenberg
Article Image: 'Rosa's Corkishmen'
This Friday, we're catching up with another Incarnate alum. Emily Langenberg attended Incarnate in 2016, and she produces artwork filled with beauty and whimsy with deep underlying themes. Find out more about Emily in her own words below!
'The Rain Will Come'
We are continuing to catch up with some Incarnate alumni as we reflect on all God did during the recent Incarnate Leadership Workshop. Read below about this beautiful and thought-provoking mural, 'The Rain Will Come,' painted by Wendy Bartel.
Graffiti Art and Fashion Design
There are many different ways to create artwork. Chris Steinz from Amsterdam has combined painting with fashion design. He creates a piece of art, digitalises it, and then turns it into a design for a shirt or hoodie.
'The Secret Life of Trees'
This week, Inspiro is busy with the Incarnate Leadership Workshop. Participants in the workshop are preparing to help lead Incarante 2022 and are taking in lots of rich information about ethnodoxology, arts, theology, and so much more. As we think about Incarnate this week, we are taking some time to catch up with our Incarnate alumni.