“The nail scars of the One shine like stars”

Reblogging this. Blessed Holy Week.

Wonder and Beauty

Prominent contemporary Christian artist, Makoto Fujimura, just returned from the UK where his works, the Four Quartets, were featured in the historic King’s Chapel, Cambridge, to open their Holy Week celebrations.  It was the first time in their history that modern paintings were installed in the chapel.  Here’s an excerpt from the talk he gave as the exhibit opened.   (You can see the paintings here.)

Between Two Waves of the Sea - Makoto Fujimura all rights reserved Between Two Waves of the Sea – Makoto Fujimura all rights reserved

What Art, or Poetry, can address the deepest wounds and traumas of our time?  Can art and poetry speak into the darkest of the dark, as a faithful witness to our expanding Ground Zeros; Can art and poetry resonate in the haunts of a post-war fog; Can art and poetry survive the ravages of a tsunami that wipes away a whole fishing village?

Hunt the heavens and the plains
Whirled in a vortex that shall bring

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