Creating, expressing, making – they all have a spiritual component.
Makoto Fujimura, artist and author of “Art+Faith: A Theology of Making,” once said that what he does in the studio as an artist is as much theological work as it is aesthetic work. While pouring precious, pulverized minerals onto handmade paper to create the prismatic, refractive surfaces of his art, he comes into the quiet space in the studio, in a discipline of awareness, waiting, prayer and praise.
But even if an artist didn’t approach a work through the lens of spiritual discipline, we can view art with eyes to see what God would have us see in the present day. Artists, whether faith-based or not, help us see what we wouldn’t normally.
We serve the Creator God who made us creative. So, it is with that perspective that we approach art.
There, they prayer walk through art. The most recent prayer walk, designed by Pastor Jason Sivewright, centers around the key ideas found in 1 Thessalonians 1:3: FAITH, LOVE, HOPE.
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Thessalonians 1:3
You can take your own prayer walk at The Nelson by downloading the guide here.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Reservations are required for non-members. Make a reservation here: https://cart.nelson-atkins.org/events/admission,32967
4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111