Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.

Visual meditations

Gideon Nel: Die Saaier, 136

In this large painting
by South African artist
Gideon Nel,
each form is lovingly selected,
each hue considered,
every reference deeply meaningful.

read more Gideon Nel: Die Saaier, 136 (The Sower, 136), detail


Gert Swart: East of Eden, detail

Interview with Gert Swart

My work is intended to inspire contemplation in those engaging with them.

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Art and Music

Peter S. Smith and Duke Special

I am black and white
I am color
I am risk
I am mother
I am holy
I’m disaster

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Art and Poetry

Ernst Barlach: The Reunion of Christ and Thomas, detail

Denise Levertov & Ernst Barlach

People so tuned
can't open to symbol's power
unless convinced of its ground,
its roots in bone and blood.
We must feel the pulse in the wound to believe that 'with God all things are possible.'

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Christian calendar

EASTER - Lynn Aldrich: Grid Buster

From a bad taste carpet erupts this very baroque Jesus. I like the feeling that a supernatural event could happen in anybody’s rec room… Christ rising from the grave of suburban melancholia.

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