Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"safer in here"














Theological Illustration #2: (beat juice and ink)
image copyright: nellis, 2006.

8 comments:

Aaron said...

i love it, phil.
keep 'em coming.
and make sure you keep updating your art blog as well... i've given that address out to some people who check it out.

NathanColquhoun said...

Great work!

elnellis said...

thanks guys... my idea behind this piece and the last one was to deconstruct (or say what is said but not being said in) some of the popular christian catchphrases. they are tonge-in-cheek theological illustrations, meant to help us think about our traditional phraseology that may be outdated or streight up full of bad theology. so if they offend... they are meant to... but hopefully the diologue doesn't stop there.

Anonymous said...

this reminds me of our Lord when he said i was hungry and you gave me no food. when our Lord spent time in prayer he truly spent precious hours, early or late, so that he could spend time with the lost.
ya sabes quien

elnellis said...

right on jefe.
true spirituality, as modeled by Christ himself, never protected him from having to truely encounter the brokenness of the world. that was the thought behind the piece- that so often our own little faith "dogmas" shelter us from engaging the other and can even get in the way of sensing the "tears" of the Spirit moving... looking for a worthy and available instrument to do his work.
this is pretty much where i'm at right now... i stand convicted.

Lydia said...

...me too ("this is pretty much where i'm at right now... i stand convicted")... not just "this is the state of the church", but unfortunatly, personally and all too obviously... being bothered when the phone rings and a friend wants to talk in the middle of "spending time with the Lord" - an eye opening piece of art... sure hurts to see my reflection in.

nathan Barrett said...

Can I get the t-shirt?

bryan said...

ditto on the t-shirt!