Monday, December 19, 2011

    Image of the Day: Subversive Advent Art


    This mosaic image was created by teen and adult artists at my church this past Sunday using paper pieces torn from Christmas ads and Christmas sale catalogs we'd been collecting for the past month. 

    The idea was to take things that symbolize the commerciailization and secularization of Christmas and use them to create a sacred Advent icon.  The inspiration for this art piece can be found here.


    9 comments:

    brian nixon said...

    we did it too!

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/380127_536411521361_151000064_30738800_68082116_n.jpg

    brian nixon said...

    we did it too!
    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/380127_536411521361_151000064_30738800_68082116_n.jpg

    Brian Kirk said...

    Wow. Your art piece turned out great, Brian. Thanks for sharing.

    Alisha said...

    us too!

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/382681_2680525221522_1508066667_2716523_1203280609_n.jpg

    Brian Kirk said...

    Very cool, Alisha. Thanks for sharing. Makes me think these would make a great online gallery...or imagine having multiple groups or youth in your church trying this project separately and then displaying their various works together.

    dev said...

    These are beautiful and a lovely reminder of the meaning of Christmas. If you can get youth to think about Christ in this time of frenzied commercialism it is a great blessing. God is in everything - even the ads we see! Merry Christmas. SMILE

    Trace said...

    Oh I love this one! We did it too, I`ll see if I can post ours.....loved this idea, so did my youth and the rest of our congregation!

    Trace said...

    I can`t seem to pull up any of the other links....would love to send photos of the 3 our youth did. Where would I send them to.

    Brian Kirk said...

    Trace, I noticed the links in the comments seem to be broken, but would love to share your images. Feel free to send to me at brianskirk@yahoo.com. Thanks!