Sunday, July 22, 2007
Art as Prayer
The Child Jesus is born into the world and is received into the womb of Mother Mary. This womb is like the space of Creation, because as the Liturgy expresses it, that Reality which the whole of the Cosmos could not contain, was contained in the womb of the Mother Mary. It is this process of birthing, that is at the heart of the Creative process.
Sometimes people ask when the religious artist sets time apart for prayer. But the art of making an image, is itself what prayer is about. Prayer is not just a matter of asking for something. Rather it is what happens when we are open, and receive the image of the Lord into our hearts.