Thursday, November 02, 2006

Paper Art

My former professor DW sent me the website for a Danish artist, Peter Callesen, who specialises in paper art. I think the guy is a genius. This is real Art, folks: It is lovely to look upon, it stimulates the mind, and causes one to think on wonderful matters that transcend the object at hand.

When I see this piece, I can't help but think of the Resurrection. It's a picture of that intial transformation that takes place when God takes us and makes us into something more than we were when He created us. He changes our dimension. We no longer belong to the world into which we came, but we are different from it in a way that world cannot fathom. In this art piece, what is the next step? Like the story of Pinocchio, the bird now desires movement, life, color..reality! And when that happens, the transformation will be complete...but the bird will no longer be a part of the landscape from which it came.

The paper is what we have In The Beginning. A Hand reaches into that paper, and draws a design. Yet the drawing is without movement or depth. The Hand reaches down again, choosing some of those drawings to be cut apart from its moorings, and made three-dimensional. Now the Artist bends its parts and fashions it into a New Creation. Behold, the old has gone, the New has come!...and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.. Indeed it is not of ourselves, because we could not have imagined such a thing. ....children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

And yet there is more to come...Reality. It is still in the future. But look at what has begun to happen-- surely this is a promise of what is to come!

The rest of Callesen's works can be seen at this website:


Blogger The Clinging Vine said...

That's an art form that simply blows me away! Can't begin to imagine how the artist does it.

6:12 AM  

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