Cindy Phillips: Multimedia, Studio 2033
As a student of art, philosophy, and science, I have learned one way to seek God is by engaging with natural beauty. The way in which changes in value, hue, color temperature and intensity define three-dimensionality is fascinating to me. Daily observation of nature reveals to me that God loves variety – variety in size, shape, form, color and texture, all of which inform and inspire my artwork.
Through my study of nature and my artistic endeavors to portray this natural beauty I feel close to God. I hope and pray that my artwork encourages people to slow down, to enjoy a few moments of peace as they consider the tranquility of nature’s beauty represented in my paintings and drawings, or pick up a piece of my ceramics, pondering its origins and transformation. I believe it’s during these quiet moments within the natural beauty of God’s creation that we’re all able to ponder our own origins and transformations and have a chance to know God.