faith in art

“Art is the accomplice of love.”–Remy de Gourmont

Throughout my life I’ve been able to use my creative gifts to help bring about a number of public art projects deeply rooted in faith. They include: The Renaissance Service (TM), the Jesus Roller Skating with Friends in Venice Beach quadtych, the Labor of Love concert, The Liturgists’ Lost & Found live at The Great Company, the (short-lived) social media campaign #jesusinqueens, the LOVE RISES mural, the “Swirly Cross” tile installation, the Fear Not! liturgy— complete with original hymns and chant refrains—and the Faith & Film Festival at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

At 58, I started “hearing songs,” took up piano, music theory, composition, notation, and released my first album with the help of many dear and talented friends. Collaborating with other artists to bring the Word to life is a joy to me! 

“What is it exactly that you do?” is a question I hear a lot. I get it. This talk—The Arts as a Window to the Divine—presented at Concordia Seminary St. Louis at the 2021 Theological Symposium on Beauty, weaves many of the threads of my life together, revealing how the Spirit has used me since that first call at 33. 


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