1. I Always Go Back to Me (2010)
2. Please Take Care of This (2009)
3. Be With and Without Me (2009)
4. Face the Whole (2011)
5. Blow your Mind (2010)
6. Bright Darkness (2010)
7. You are Now (2013)
8. Faces that I Have to Face Before I Sleep (2010)
9. The Inner Inside (2009)
10. Weight of You (2009)
Oh, I love these!
I’ve been an atheist since childhood, so I was at first bewildered when they asked me to participate – but in exploring their site, I learned that the project welcomes and in fact encourages artists from all spiritual perspectives, including people like me who are are about as spiritual as a bag of hammers.
I’ve been perennially fascinated by the products of Christianity – the crazy saints, the obsessive work of Hieronymous Bosch, Bernini’s St. Teresa, Dante’s Divine Comedy, William Blake’s illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy, weird icons, everything discussed in The Name of the Rose, odd relics, strange rituals, the cathedrals… etc.
This particular moment from Isaiah has been illustrated by tons of people, but I was really smitten with this amazing naive drawing by Benjamin Roden, who founded the Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association (?). I learned a lot researching this project, and if you like the piece you can buy a print – proceeds go to charity.
Thanks to Jim and Troy!
I love this so much!!
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Created by Studio Chizu and Madhouse.
Polina by Bastien Vivès
I always find this style of work appealing - it’s loose and gestural, yet it’s still well composed and clear. You can understand what the figures are doing in each panel with what appears to be a hastily drawn line. The ink looks like it was just thrown at the page, like each panel was drawn in an instant. But, each panel holds together. It doesn’t feel like the arrangement of the figures is sloppy, or that the negative space is awkward.
I don’t read or speak French, so I don’t really know what happens in the story, but this is a book I like to look at from time to time.