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Monday, January 25, 2010

Epiphany: The unveiling




At Sacred Heart in Camden, NJ you will find that the liturgy leads to justice. It always does and it always will. Within this liturgy of justice circling deeper with each turn, we know that Art will save us. Art then and the creative process intersect with social justice teaching within various schools of theological movements. Some of my favorites include process theology and liberation theology.

It is a great liberation to be so embraced by the church as artists, to value more of the traditional aspects of process and the interconnectivity of life forces inherent in indigenous life and the marginalized from dominant decision making .

The image of the divine that i was created in is a fierce left-handed farmer, the creative process drawing me close to co-creation within the canvases of land and life. The first time i can remember the integration of myself as artist and follower of Jesus occurred at the Radnor Quaker Meeting. Out of the greatest silence I found myself within the negative space of prayer, like the untouched lines of the water-color on my wall, the negative space brought a third dimension, a certain capability to reflect light. With this newfound value on the words left unsaid, the lines left unpainted, the slack in my rope, the world exploded BOOOOOM into miracles and mountain-moving. ... within...each...breath...


At Sacred Heart yesterday on the 5th Sunday of Epiphany we had an art unveiling, a certain divine revelation resonating justice.


The Christmas tree remains lit behind Father Michael until Candlemass.


Othmar Carli with Father Michael. Othmar is a world renowned restoration artist who travels to Sacred Heart from his home in York. He has been working on projects at Sacred Heart for 15 years.



The artists and their familes brought up-front during the blessing of the installation to be revealed.

Linda Delangowski is a sage of beauty and life. SHe is a phenomenal painter and floral designer. She waits to unveil the new shrine alter installation yesterday.



Lydia Grace Heatwole can hardly wate to see the new installation!! what a wonderful work of creation she is....





Father Michael telling us the funny story about how Othmar met his wife, when she put her elbow down on his table to catch his attention...


We're a little speechless after church..









It looks AMAZING.






Othmar and his wife the Opera singer
and Father Michael. Othmar is a world renowned restoration artist who travels to Sacred Heart from his home in York. He has been working on projects at Sacred Heart for 15 years.


The artists and their familes brought up-front during the blessing of the installation to be revealed.

Linda Delangowski is a sage of beauty and life. SHe is a phenomenal painter and floral designer. She waits to unveil the new shrine alter installation yesterday.


















Lydia Grace Heatwole can hardly wate to see the new installation!! what a wonderful work of creation she is....


























Father Michael telling us the funny story about how Othmar met his wife, when she put her elbow down on his table to catch his attention...
























We're a little speechless after church..



It looks AMAZING.

















I helped to paint this dome now set as the heavens at Sacred Heart. Othmar was the dark blue, i was the lighter blue hovering over the chaos of the moment of creation with Ruah (the divine breath of God).

Othmar tells really funny and amazing stories....

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