It’s a step of faith to put a piece, representing days or weeks of work, into the kiln, close the lid, and bring up the fire.
Tag Archives: identity
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
As I sat looking at the finished piece, I was drawn to her eyes and the way she was holding her arms. I sensed the tension we live in every day, perpetually suspended between the past and the future.
Deeply Rooted (CoVID)
Some time ago, I attended a retreat with our OM Arts team. We spent four days, working through different activities, exercises, spending free times and meals together — the kinds of things you would expect for a team building retreat. One of the activities involved spending an extended time in individual prayer and listening, using […]
The Dance of the Artists
In 2014, at the OM Arts, Incarnate School of Art and Mission in Italy, I began a personal tradition. I spent two weeks with the students (out of the three month program) as they worked, building a community of Christ following artists. My role was observer and mentor, coming along side them as they created […]
When I applied to be a part of the OM Arts, Incarnate School of Art in Mission in 2016, I expected to have a role as a member of the staff. However, the leadership came to me and let me know that they wanted me to come the first time as an actual student, going […]
I sat down in the studio the other day, with no specific image in my head, other than the desire to create a figure. I started working from a life drawing I drew recently, and the pose with the tilted head began to emerge. As I refined the figure, I saw her, tilting her head […]
One of our major assignments over the course of the Incarnate 2016 program was to create a series of five visual art pieces following a common theme, for the final exhibition. Each student had to develop their own thesis, plan the pieces in the series, and describe how they related to what God was speaking into their lives through His word.
A full time artist?
Ever since leaving my position working in computer support and IT to start working with OM Arts, I’ve described myself as a “Full time artist”. I am not really “full time” in the sense that most people would think of an artist–one who spends the majority of his or her day working through the process of envisioning, […]
My first trip with OM Arts was to the city of Baja in Hungary in 2011. We spent the first couple of days in prayer, walking through the city, looking with our physical and spiritual eyes to see what God was speaking to the people of Baja. The sense which grew in us was God […]
Just Get Out of the Boat
Matthew 14: 22-33 A couple of days before Easter two years ago, I was attending our Thursday morning devotions at the OM USA headquarters in Georgia. The person leading that morning put up a short video talking about the story of Jesus walking across the water to the disciples as they were struggling against the wind and […]
Who am I?
Over the past couple of months, I have been working my way through the process of transforming my sense of identity from the “computer geek who happens to be good at art” to, “the artists who still does some computer stuff.” I’ve actually been walking this journey for several years now, but things were suddenly […]