Although I would probably be quite happy to confine my artmaking to the Canadian Reformed reality in which I thrive, my simulaneous engagment with other communities (the secular, the artistic, the academic) presents not only a challenge, but also a glorious opportunity to connect people and ideas. So far, I haven’t found a metaphor better than “bridge building”. Someday I’ll make a painting on the topic to enrich the meaning a little; but for now, an Andy Goldsworthy arch will suffice.
At least one thing, though, remains certain: somewhere between the conversations I have at home in my Reformed world, and the interchanges that happen in Art 4C06 (my final course as an undergrad at McMaster) there is a common understanding and an overlap of interest. We can and should learn from each other. It is in this spirit that my art proposal for the year is written: The Fabric of Faith – Towards a Reformed Visual Theology.