Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beyond rainbows and smiley Jesuses - Deborah Last finds a place of art in worship

By Lucinda Borkett-Jones
Deborah Last's 'Deeper' - one of the five paintings Last has produced to accompany the sermons at Spring Harvest.
UNITED KINGDOM---Christian art is not the pioneering thing it was in the days of Michelangelo. Rather than embracing new techniques, and being celebrated far and wide, it's become synonymous with fridge magnets and postcards, usually the sort found in niche Christian stores. "Art in Christian culture is where music was in the 70s," says professional artist Deborah Last. "While Christian music has developed, and become more technically interesting and versatile, "the arts are perhaps still in the 'Kumbaya my Lord' phase." [link]