Raise Your Head.
 Pittman, Lauren Wright

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Title:Raise Your Head
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"Jesus says to respond to these apocalyptic signs with staggering hope and confidence. When it feels like the very foundations of the heavens are crumbling, we are to stand up. When the roaring sea and the waves confuse us, when the sun, moon and stars come tumbling out of the sky, we are to raise our heads. When the news cycle feels like an endless fire hose, people pour into the streets in protest,families are separated, and fires blaze through neighborhoods, we are to stand up and confidently usher in and claim the redemption that God promises.Just as the trees signal the changing of the seasons, these signs will prepare us for the coming of Christ.Instead of getting lost in the worries of this life, stand up, raise your head, and get lost in the fact that this expansive, infinite God is drawing near to you. Choose to get lost in wonder."

Lauren is an artist, graphic designer, and theologian. She studied Media Design at Middle Tennessee State University, worked as a wetlands advocate in Southern Louisiana, and attended Columbia Theological 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. The visual arts offered her a holy space to ask questions, take risks, and make bold statements. Her paint brush, acrylic paints, sharpies, and colored pencils became mediums for liberation, helping set her voice free. Once she began this journey in visual self expression, she became determined to create spaces where others could find this freedom and find their own voice, whether it be in the act of creating, in liturgical arts, or in visual meditative practices like Visio Divina.

While at Columbia, she also realized her background in graphic design was a great asset in ministry. In the midst of the Church's struggle for relevancy in a rapidly changing world, she saw the need for faith communities, ministries and non-profits to share their story and mission more effectively and fully through visual means.

She is Founding Creative Partner & Branding Director for A Sanctified Art LLC, a collaborative arts ministry providing multimedia resources for worshiping communities. She also helps faith communities and non-profits share their vibrant stories through branding & design services.
[from: http://www.lewpstudio.com/about ]

Date:2018
Artist:Pittman, Lauren Wright
Country:United States

Scripture:John 1:1-18
Lectionary links:AXmas02
General Subject:Light
Word (The)

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Attribution:Pittman, Lauren Wright. Raise Your Head, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57076 [retrieved June 6, 2020]. Original source: http://www.lewpstudio.com - copyright by Lauren Wright Pittman.
Record Number:57076 Last Updated: 2020-01-10 12:02:01 Record Created: 2019-09-10 13:45:45
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition