There is Beauty in the Art of Every Culture – Queen of Ordinary – November 4, 2014

IMG_2314 Taken in a shop in Wales

Every culture is represented by the art created by the artists of the day.  On our recent journey across four Celtic nations, there was an incredible display of ancient art, medieval art, and modern art.  The diversity of creativity was bound together by the common thread of mankind making an effort to express some human idea of things beautiful.

I didn’t even look at the price tag on the particular  piece photographed above.  Isn’t it a good thing that photographs are free?  In keeping with the marvelous stone creations, this lion’s head has the look of stones stacked to create this lovely representation of a lion’s head.

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At one point I was so overwhelmed with the beauty of the land, the scenery, the people, and the ocean that I felt as if God was smiling on our little band of travelers who had come to see His artwork in the diversity of nature.  I had the image of a child who has created something they believe to be amazing, running to share it with a proud parent.  Except in the reality, it was our Creator, pleased to share the beauty of His creation with us and very pleased that we were experiencing such joy at the work of His hands.

God’s artistic expression doesn’t stop with vast oceans, towering mountains, cloud speckled skies, or majestic evergreens.  The Bible says that WE are His workmanship, created in His image.  Mankind with all of our diversity and imperfections are part of God’s creative expression in the Earth.

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