Creating Art From Trash That Has The Power To Touch Hearts & Minds
These photos are of my most recently completed found object cross art assemblage. If you are a follower of my work you know the cross is a symbol that has appeared in my artwork often over the past two decades of my art career.
Primarily the cross is widely recognized as a symbol of Christianity and represents the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the central philosophy of Christian faith, including sacrifice, redemption, and salvation. I firmly believe however that beyond its religious significance, the cross has transcended cultural and religious boundaries, becoming a universal symbol that carries various interpretations. Many see the cross as a symbol of hope, endurance, and resurrection, or that view it as symbolizing the triumph of life over death and good over evil.
When I am creating my scripture paintings, cross paintings or cross or heart found object assemblages I do so with the intention of spreading faith and hope to others who may be experiencing challenging times in their lives. While I do receive a lot of negative and hateful comments from some who are triggered by "Christians" or "Christianity", I truly shift my focus to the positive emails I receive from those who reach out to me to say how my work has served as a sort of beacon of inspiration or comfort to them. To me that is powerful that I can create something that has that ability.
I do believe that my scripture & cross art does contribute to the collective well-being, inspiring unity, understanding, and a renewed sense of purpose in the face of adversity. Art has the unique power to touch hearts and minds, offering solace and encouragement during dismal periods and I do feel blessed when my art connects with others on that level.
This original found object cross assemblage will be listed at auction tonight at 8:30 pm cst.