Good Shepherd.
 Latimore, Kelly

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Title:Good Shepherd

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Commissioned by Ted and Katherin Foster for The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Athens, OH.

"I started painting icons in 2011 while I was a member of the Common Friars from 2009-2013. Our collective work was about being more connected: to ourselves, each other, our surrounding community and the land. This manifested itself as a place called “The Good Earth Farm” where we held weekly services and meals, and grew produce for our community and local food pantries.

Iconography has since become a practice of more considerations: of color and light, of brush stroke and form, symbol and meaning...However, I do not wish to approach Iconography as an art form that simply follows an inherited tradition, knowledge and practice. I want it to be a creative process, meditation, and practice that brings about new self knowledge for the viewer and myself. Who are the saints that are among us here and now?

I was not taught by a traditional Iconographer, and so to some, I am breaking many rules. There are icons here that people may find theologically unsound and wrong, or for others, helpful and inspiring. I think both reactions are important. My hope is that these icons do what all art can potentially do, which is, to create more dialogue.

The other may have something to teach us about what we know, about who God is, the world we live in and who are our neighbors. This is the real work of being human and of art. Being more present."
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Artist:Latimore, Kelly
Country:United States

Scripture:Psalm 23
John 10:11-18
Lectionary links:ALent04
General Subject:Good Shepherd
Culture: Hispanic and/or Latino

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Record Number:57121 Last Updated: 2021-10-01 18:48:46 Record Created: 2019-09-16 13:41:24
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition