I was sitting down yesterday evening and decided to get out my sketch pad and pencils. That makes me sound like I do it regularly, but it is very rare for me to do any drawing these days. And without the practise needed, I struggle to create the likeness and perspective that I want. Also, my painful hands are a bit of a problem (note to self-go back to doctor).
However, I decided impulsively to draw my own “picture” of Jesus, since I have been thinking about images of Jesus in this Easter season. This was the result:
I found it quite satisfying to do, and would like to try more, using different expressions and situations. (Note: this is a photograph, not a scan.)
It also made me ponder on the nature of an artist’s impression of an event or a person. I was thinking about how there may be elements we disagree with, having seen/imagined it differently. But also how it may open our eyes to a new way of seeing things, evoking an element or facet of something we had not previously discovered.
So, some questions it brought to mind:
- How can we use art as an expression of faith?
- Is there are certain style or piece of art that has impacted you?
- What do you think of as ‘art’?
Today: 4/10, medium