art & religion
Art deals with deep human perceptions of our own nature. The impetus of creation is grounded in knowledge that what we see through our eyes is mitigated by the forms that we understand to be true. Art, as phrased by Paul Klee, does not reflect the visible, but rather, makes visible (what we believe). Thus, the forms of art derive from an encounter of our envisioned life with time and space.
Religious faith enables multiple expressions of an inner life. It lives in liturgy, prayer, and the experience of community. Who lives in faith finds refuge in God, gives God room in the maze of darkness and light, of doubt, temptation and (ultimately) assent. Faith is creativity itself, nourished by the inspiration and rapture that flows from the very source of life.