Which Came First: Color or A Way to See It
Much like chicken and eggs the idea is one of the philosophy of origin. I often asked my students this question to help them to wonder about the complexity of God by considering the human eye and the perception of color.
Literally, Serving for Jesus
Forgive me! My daughter-in-love, Brandie, told me that if I blog people expect content. 6 weeks have gone by without a word from me on MindOverThingsThatMatter. Funny story… while lying about on the sofa watching of all shows, Yellowstone, I applied for a server job. Yes indeed. Retired school teacher me got a real job.…
Art OF People and FOR People… Not God
Art is of humanity, it is not of God. Not in a direct sense anyway. Neither is it for God. Humanity makes Art to communicate with itself, not really God. Just consider Art for a moment. Are you thinking? Let’s consider The David, by Michelangelo. Most certainly a masterpiece as the definition stands, however, not…
Visual Art & The Gospel of Christ: Some conversations
What if all Art is about a grander idea than that of the artist or the viewer? What if defining a work as Art is not the most important discussion? What if all Art is humanity telling the story of the Gospel? Let us look for the four pillars of the Gospel in these four…
Discussion of some Nonsense regarding why we cannot decide what is art. Including an example of- Not ART, Shadow of a Lamp that is very artful, but still NOT Art.
Why I Can’t Define Art & Neither Can You
I know this statement is SO frustrating! All the same, if we are going to move forward we must humble ourselves by admitting that we are not the folks that choose what signifies an object to be art. What makes me certain of Art’s objectivity, or rather the absence of subjectivity? Mainly because I have…
Consider This About Art…
Yes, this post is exactly what you are thinking it is: a word devoted to defining art. I am not going to define art, necessarily. I only know what I have seen and experienced as a teacher of art for over twenty years. I have struggled for all this time with the notion of what…
To Root or Stake Down?
Parenting never stops. Just because you get them to 18, or 22, or in the case of the country of Spain 28, doesn’t mean you are finished parenting, it just morphs. Just because our children are the age of an adult does not mean they can live on their own. Even when our children reach…
Identity Politics Identity driven advertising Identity Factor Identity Theft Egads! Defining ourselves is an impossible task in this complicated world. There are many ways to think about or decide who we are. My take is this: I side with God on who He chose to make me. I don’t want anyone or any ONE thing…
Anger? Yes, PLEASE!
This post is not a movie review. It is a ME review for all the world to see. I had anticipated the movie for so many weeks. From the first trailer I thought the movie would be like the 007-George-Lazerby-of-old spy movies. But just before the villain commits an heinous act he states, “This is…