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 […]

Convergence

Convergence

Convergence — to bring two or more entities closer together; to bring disparate pieces together in order to form a whole. I recently spent a week at the “SALT” conference in Belgium, put on by OM Arts Intl.  As the leadership team spent time praying together before the start of the conference, we began to […]

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 […]

The Blood Cries Out

This piece started out in a masters class by Kirsten Stingle, on doing faces and hands.  I’ve always loved doing hands, but this class gave me several more techniques in creating accurate and expressive sculptures. As I continued working on the piece, it began to focus more and more on the topic of human trafficking […]

A Slippery Slope

As I’ve stepped into this time of transition, I’ve been looking for a suitable metaphor to carry with it the feelings I’ve been experiencing as I try to navigate the changes that have been suddenly, and without warning, dumped on my head. …

The Struggle

This is a series which reflects on the struggles which all of us face in our lives.  The struggle may be great or small, profound or trivial, secret or public; but the reality is that none of us live without it.  In a sense, our lives would be small, boring and largely meaningless if we […]

Shattered

One of the realities of working with clay is… the fire. I did not set out with the intent of making a “Shattered” piece.  I was just making a figure.  I put a lot of time and heart into it, but I was assuming a pretty normal process.  However, the creative process does not always […]

The Gift

We often hear people speak of great artists as “gifted” individuals. I have even heard people use that term to describe my abilities in art. I’ve wondered about the deep implications of having a gift, and what impact that has on the way I practice my art. First: a gift is something which is given. […]

The Artist in Community

The concept behind this piece — as a single piece, and not just ten little sculptures — is the way God has created us, as individual artists, to live and operate in community. … As God has created each of you, and molded you through your life experiences, He has made a wonderful and unique person, every one of you beautiful in your own distinct way, standing on your own, with the gifts that only He could give.

My Sketch Book

Over the last several years, my sketch book has become one of those personal, somewhat “sacred” things in my life.  It has become my faithful companion, recording words, pictures, abstract shapes, emotions, truth, pain, practice, sketches of people at airports and on the subway in Prague.  I’ve gotten so I hardly go anywhere without it […]

Bringing Sight

One of the never ending discussion threads that I have run into time and time again is the ageless question of, “What is Art?”  There have been countless minds much greater than mine which have wrestled with this question, and I strongly suspect that there is no complete answer to this question. So, I am not […]

Does Art Matter?

Those of you who have been partnering with us for the past couple of years should remember some of the stories from my trip with OM Arts to the city of Baja in southern Hungary in 2011. I wanted to share a story with you which I just heard a couple of weeks ago – […]