Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shoes ~ Holly Schapker Art Inspired by Ignatian Spirituality

The Big Blizzard has not yet materialized here, so perhaps this afternoon I will make it to the right place at the right time to hear artist Holly Schapker speak about her work.

Everyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that I am profoundly influenced by the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola, ~ that making the Spiritual Exercises turned my life around and sent me off to seminary ~ that I do my best to practice spiritual direction within the framework articulated by St. Ignatius ~ and that I credit some of his sons of the 21st century with keeping my wobbly self on track for the past couple of hard years.  Ignatius himself I think of as an affectionate older brother who through his writings and their many subsequent interpretations made Jesus Christ come alive for me to call me into a life of ministry.

I have an idea about this painting, but I think I'll wait to see what the artist has to say before  offering my own quite possibly clueless opinion.  I'm very much looking forward to hearing her.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you got to hear her...I feel such a yearning for a spiritual director, but have not yet pursued finding a new one - having left my other one in Arizona...sigh...hopefully that will be one of my accomplishments in 2011. The storm is just beginning here...