Friday, May 15, 2009

Creating with a Biblical Worldview

I was reading the other day about artists explaining their creative process. For me, understanding my creative process has only been recent.

People create according to the lense through which they see the world. In other words, people create through their worldview. Examining other cultures' works of art, one can discover a particular culture's beliefs, values, and way life; whether it is an ancient or present culture.

Personally, I perceive the world through a biblical worldview. Of course, that could mean many things to many people. To break it down, I create with the belief that Jesus Christ has redeemed mankind through His love and forgiveness; through His death and resurrection.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines redemption as "the act of redeeming." To redeem something means the following: "to get or win back; to free from what distresses or harms; to free from capitivity by payment of ransom; to help to overcome something detrimental; to release from blame or debt; clear; to free from the consequences of sin; to change for the better; reform; repair; restore; to make good; to exchange for something of value."

My artwork is called Redemption Art because I hope it leads to redemption in people's lives. I hope that it draws people to Christ in some way. That it encourages people that through Him anything can be turned for good. That through Him, we can have life, light, peace, and goodness; even in the midst of darkness.

2 comments:

kim.g... said...

goood stuff, my friend! your art and life are a blessing to all you meet. truly.. so glad for your friendship! <3

The Mangerchine's said...

so glad that you use your art to bring God glory, and strive to do all things to the glory of Him!!!!

i love your heart for the Lord, it is so inspiring and encouraging!!!

how is perspectives going, by the way? hope you're enjoying it!!!!

love you!!!!

shannon