November 29, 2010

Advent Images to Challenge and Inspire

I'm pleased to report that one of my icons, "Christ of Compassion" is included in the online Advent exhibition of The Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts, Seeking + Serving.

As the curators describe the exhibit:
For this exhibition, we challenged artists to consider the Russian mystic and writer Leo Tolstoy's illustration of the idea of seeking Christ in all persons with his parable "Where Love is, There God is also." In that parable, Tolstoy tells of a cobbler who is told by God in a dream, "Martin! Ah, Martin! Look tomorrow on the street. I am coming." The cobbler met Christ in the face of all those with whom he came into contact that day.

The pieces in this exhibition show the artists' vision of how we can seek and serve Christ in all persons.
A number of the images are provocative, many of them deeply moving, and it's an honor to have the work of my hands included.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

4 comments:

Christopher said...

Fr. Haller,

This is beautiful and fitting. I would like to ask if it is possible to use this as our cover for this Wed. bulletin at the seminary dedicated to Advent III (we've gone Ambrosian/Mozarabic in season length) and World Aids Day...

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Certainly, Christopher, share and share alike! Actually I first conceived of this image on W A Day a couple of years back, so this is fitting.

Jim said...

Congrats, it is beautiful and beautifully appropriate. Thanks for doing it.

FWIW
jimB

Grandmère Mimi said...

Tobias, I posted your beautiful icon with the red ribbon for World AIDS Day, thinking that if Christopher could use it, then I could, too. The eyes....