N.T. Wright says the following when thinking about the collision of beauty, art, and the New Creation.
“The beauty of creation, to which art responds and which it tries to express, imitate, and highlight, is not simply the beauty it possesses in itself but the beauty it possesses in view of what is promised to it…We are committed to describing the world not just as it should be, not just as it is, but as – by God’s grace alone! – one day it will be. And we should never forget that when Jesus rose from the dead, as the paradigm, first example, and generating power of the whole new creation, the marks of the nails were not just visible on his hands and his feet. They were the way he was to be identified. When art comes to terms with both the wounds of the world and the promise of resurrection and learns how to express and respond to both at once, we will be on the way to a fresh vision, a fresh mission.”
So, how are you doing artist?
Are realities of wounds and healing palpable in the totality of your expression of art?
Are you being so real with the deepness of healing the Trinity offers that you also probe the depths of wounds without becoming hopeless?