An Artist above all artists . . .

I recently read an article regarding a YouTube for Artists. I’m assuming most of you know what YouTube is and I hope you thoroughly enjoy it just as much as I do. We can find almost anything on YouTube such as snippets of Jon Stewart, episodes of hit T.V. shows, and home videos that will make you laugh so hard you want to pee your pants; but what we cannot find is true art. By true art, I mean the depiction of a masterpiece in its full reflection of what the artist had in mind when creating it. Viewing art online is like taking a snapshot of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and saying “Well, that pretty much covers it. There’s not much to it.”

You may be thinking to yourself, “What does this blog have anything to do with Christianity in America?” Think about it. . . got it yet? God is the Creator of His Masterpiece, the world, and we as His children do not see His masterpiece in the full reflection of what He had in mind when creating it. We go through everyday life not realizing how beautiful life truly is. Look around you, the sky, the mountains, the delicacy of a flower, and your carefully woven hands. Isn’t it beautiful? Then why do we so often overlook His masterpiece? Everyone does it, including me, but maybe if we just sat down outside for five minutes and soaked in all the sounds, the breeze, and the smells, we might learn to appreciate God’s Masterpiece and maybe one day learn to depict it in its full reflection of what He had in mind.

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4 Comments

  1. I couldnt agree more Alexis. How much better off would we be if it became a daily habit to just sit outside and soak it all in? Tonight on my way out the door I was caught by the clouds quick shift in color. It was as if God just poored out some delecate red paint onto them for a few minitues but wipped it all away with a breeze. It was so nice.

    Whats kinda neat think about is that it takes artists weeks, months, and years to create a piece of work. But God simple produces so much beauty and art in literally every single thing. Just the very fact that he holds atoms together to form objects is art itself and he does it continually. And thats just the beginning. Gravity, inertia, and all the physical laws. Its all held together by God and was created by just the very utterence of his voice. And we think we are such good artists down here on earth! hah.

  2. God does things to be seen.

    Psalm 19
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they display knowledge.
    There is no speech or language
    where their voice is not heard.

    Psalm 8
    When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
    what is man that you are mindful of him,
    the son of man that you care for him?

    Short of a few obvious habits, I can think of nothing that would do more for the health of your soul than exactly what Alexis has said. Stop and smell the roses, not for the roses sake, or for your nose, but so that your heart will be lifted up in exaltation of the glory of God.

    How about producing art that does the same.

  3. Well put. We often see pictures of art but the world we live in is just art in progress in which we can all visualize. We need to sit down at least once a day and admire the “Artist Above all Artists”

  4. To some extent there is http://www.deviantart.com/ Which is much like that, a active forum of artists. Its great I spend hours looking at composites and graphic creations. Edwards you could create an art catagory. Upload a photo, and tell your response. We can all give our inputs. It will be great!


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