Thursday, January 25, 2018

Art by Lauren Wright Pittman

Let There Be
by Lauren Wright Pittman

12x12 acrylic and ink on canvas

Artist’s Statement:
Genesis 1 has always moved in a radial fashion in my imagination. I decided to create rippling rings of creation, one building on the next, to show that the work of creation is not finished with God’s rest—the work continues. The work of creation doesn't end with Jesus' death—he still lives. The new creation has just begun to unfurl. We are called into the active and often difficult work of creating beauty in the world. Our act of continuing God’s creation is the act of bringing justice into the world. Beauty begets beauty.

Lauren is an artist, graphic designer, and seminarian, and she is the winner of the 2017 Emerging Leader Award. She studied Media Design at Middle Tennessee State University, worked as a wetlands advocate in Southern Louisiana, and went to seminary to piece together her passions for artistic expression, design, and Creation Care. While in seminary, Lauren found a passion for seeking after God and processing scripture through visual exploration. Lauren is a creative collaborator with Sanctified Art, and is available for painting commissions, theologically-grounded logo and print design, and Visio Divina workshops. To check out more of her artwork, visit &

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