Sunday, July 5, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By TAHLIB, Curator
With its grids of stripes, "Horizontal Soul" resembles a "new age" game board, but was just installed in an old age Roman Catholic church. Why would such a painting belong in a church? I believe it signals how Catholics, like Jews and Muslims, "live" in the challenge of the equal authority of both the sacred word and our sacred traditions. We believe that the soul lives on in both a vertical immortality in heaven but also in a horizontal immortality as part of a collective people. For that reason, "Horizontal Soul" (above) by Sean Scully is our NEWS OF WEEK.

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