The Artist Circle at my church (Resonate) has come to an end. We reached our final goal of creating and sharing our artwork with the church public and beyond. We redesigned our church space" into an art gallery. Mind you, my church is located at an elementary school's multi-purpose room (gym). [Church in a gym? In California, real estate is incredibly expensive so the reuse of existing buildings is often used by churches.] The space was transformed into an interactive space where people could experience God's love and desires for us through the art we created. Each artist had their own style but all the pieces were centered on the word of God. AWESOME! Our focus was on Ephesians 1-3. We called the show ARISE!
Sample of Exhibits
An onlooker takes a moment to observe my display of photographs.
[Artwork by members of the Artist Circle @ Resonate Movement Church. Artwork shown is only a sample of exhibits being shown. Photographs by Grason Ott. August 2010]
My Exhibit Ephesians 1:11-12In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 3:16-17 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
Title: PURPOSEFUL intention
You walk down the street or go about your day and pause to consider “Why am I here in life right now”? Thoughts, actions, words, things that I see or say cause me to pause and reflect. Reflections of who we are, who we have become, how we are perceived is all around us; screaming from billboard signs off the freeway or subtly whispering to us through the trees. Sometimes I wonder “is this who we are? Is this what we are meant to be? What is the intention behind this? Is there a purpose to this?”.
These photographs are a moment in life; each taken with reflection and wonder. The painted borders and backgrounds reflect the emotions evoked by what is seen. Colors were intentionally chosen to complement emotion and texture behind the images. From our darkness of sin into the lightness of hope, we can consider more fully how we might praise him and how he has worked in us the purposes for his will. We have been chosen. We are his.