Saturday, May 15, 2010

Icons and Offerings

I'm really attracted to religious art. Everything from the stained glass windows in Europe's cathedrals to Voudon altars in Haiti. The aspiration, longing and in particular sacrifice is emblematic of our shared humanity. Maybe what hits me most is the desire for transcendence. We are these Earth-bound beings with spirits that long to take to the sky. That feeling might not always be possible to obtain but through art we can get there every time.

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