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The Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings

The Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings

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With contributions by Ena G. Heller, Patricia C. Pongracz, and Marcus B. Burke, the catalog features the work of fourteen contemporary artists from the United States, Israel, and South Korea, focused on biblical subjects and symbolism. In the introductory essay, Ena G. Heller, Director of The Gallery at the American Bible Society, discusses the artists and their works in the context of the contemporary production of biblically inspired art. Heller examines the works thematically according to four categories: Old and New Testament Narrative, Modern Icons, Biblical Meditations, and the Living Word. Each of the entries for the 14 artists features one illustration, a selective curriculum vitae, and an artist statement. In the concluding essay of the catalog, Marcus B. Burke analyzes the relationship between faith and artistic representation in modern society.