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Let’s Talk

Montreat, NC; September 2018.

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You Win

Cornelius, NC, September 2016. 

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Tree of Life

Final project for The Bible and Visual Art; Columbia Theological Seminary, Spring 2014.

First, let’s just take a second and appreciate how awesome it is that my seminary actually had a class called “The Bible and Visual Art.” That really was a thing. (Shout out to the OT professor who made it happen.) In said class, we started all the way back with Greek and Roman sculpture, talking about the different ways in which people portrayed divinity. We looked at imagery from cultures all over the world, inside Christian worshiping spaces and outside of them, finally ending with some modern biblically inspired art.

Given the option of making art instead of a paper, I liked the idea of trying to bring together the assorted cultures and styles we’d studied into one cohesive symbol. My train of thought rolled into the station of altar crosses — the ones that often sit up front in a sanctuary on the Table. Ever making use of my stash of recyclables, I made a cross out of some cardboard (a feat that ended surprisingly well, given that I don’t have near the amount of patience necessary for measuring things), and got to exploring it.

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John 6: 52-59

A reflection on John 6: 52-59 for the Lent devotional book at Davidson College Presbyterian Church; January 2013.

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{Magazines, newspaper, coffee filter, paper grocery bag, tissue paper, glitter glue, hemp string, plastic packaging, permanent markers, wire, glass beads, cotton string, acrylic paint, envelope, foam packaging, and cardboard. (Used in the process: coffee grounds, glue stick)}

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