The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Art Lecture
I did something I haven't done in a long time: I went to an art lecture at George Fox University, which is located a couple of blocks from our home. The artist was one of the faculty members: Tim Timmerman. (He also has a show where I work in Salem.)

At first, I wasn't crazy about his works. But hear him talk about his process and his symbols and his sources, I came to appreciate what he was trying to do. I think I like his more finished works better.

One thing I realized: when one works with very personal symbols (as Timmerman does), one opens oneself to have their art works misunderstood. The same happens in poetry. I guess the question is whether this is a problem...