“It’s bigger than imagination.” – Ark Encounter Slogan Two weeks ago our family drove out to Williamstown, Kentucky where we walked through Noah’s Ark. No, I’m not kidding! Ark Encounter, a theme park that opened in July 2016, features the largest replica of Noah’s Ark that exists in the world today. The construction is […]Read more "Encountering the Ark"
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a war between architecture and painting in which both come out badly maimed.” – John Canaday “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry As an artist, do you ever feel misunderstood by your audience? If so, then architect Frank Lloyd Wright […]Read more "G – From Garish to Glorious: The Tale of the Guggenheim Museum"
“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
Thanks to a sudden winter storm, my children’s prayers were answered and we found ourselves snowed in this morning! That’s right – no class, no work…and two very restless kids. It turned out to be a fun family day, however, as we broke out the K’Nex and had a family-wide building tournament… One flying helicopter-car, […]Read more "Lessons from K’Nex: Building Wisely"
As I realized that I would have to cover a chapter on Architecture as part of my “Introduction to Fine Arts Class,” I couldn’t help but laugh. This is going to be a short lecture, I chuckled to myself. But the more I studied architecture, the more fascinating it became to me. I found myself […]Read more "The Value of Architecture in the Kingdom of God"