Passage by Faith
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Combining keen observation with an endless supply of imagination has become the hallmark of James C. Christensen, one of the world's most beloved artists. "I think art should invite us, attract us, and draw us in," writes Christensen of his titular painting Passage by Faith. "I'd love for the viewer to participate a bit in this painting and imagine himself in that boat, making a passage by faith."
Such personal thoughts and feelings are at the heart of this beautiful and timeless book of art, inspiration, and spiritual emotion.
For more than thirty years, Christensen has been translating the world around him into masterful and inventive art. This collection—the first ever for a Latter-day Saint audience—explores the spiritual elements of his work and unveils the visual metaphors, symbols, and "meaning behind the meanings" of some of his most popular fantasy pieces, such as Hold to the Rod and The Responsible Woman.
Also included are pieces with deeply personal meaning, such as Twilight and The Nest, and scriptural images such as Gethsemane, The Rich Young Ruler, and The Annunciation, as well as a few gems that have never been printed before. Beautifully designed with more than sixty images and comments from the artist, this is a book that art-lovers of all ages will treasure.
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