The Magazine Project
We are faced with the mysterious realities of existence and death. While I don’t believe that spirituality and art can fully explain these realities or necessarily take away our confusion, I do believe they can help. I believe the practice of grappling with questions—the practice of wrestling with mystery—matters. We may never find answers; in fact, we probably won’t, but in our searching we will be expanded and changed.
I’m a seeker. A person constantly filled with questions. And surrounded by books with dog-eared pages. I’m always wrestling with some mysterious thing or another. Art making gives me a concrete way to search.
Underneath every project I undertake is my questioning heart. I am always striving after the ever-elusive correct definition of something. I want the history of things. I am always trying to understand the how and why. And I am constantly asking: “how does this work in the world?”
I have a million little questions. But I also have three big questions:
- How does our understanding of words affect our actions?
- What does it mean to believe in God without knowing what God is?
- How do we live a changed life in the regular world?
For 6-months in 2015 I explored these questions through the act of digital art making. I created the “Magazine Project” as a way to formally wrestle with big questions.
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