A visual identity for a fundraising project commissioned by a local parish.
For people in the rat race for selfish gain, wisdom often means some kind of street smart shrewdness. For people trying to be good by way of inflexible codes, wisdom can become equally (and oppositely) spoiled, a kind of self-righteous blindness. But true wisdom keeps creative touch between the dynamic world of relationship and the solid foundations of moral principles. The manager demonstrates that God’s grace and mercy is uncomfortably lively, always transcending both our rules and our ambitions, always challenging us to value communion with others more than any thing or status we can obtain.
What is wealth? Does it consist in having and clutching or in growing and giving?
I chose to render the rich fool as a tree of ugly contradiction, a snarl of barbed wire and thorns that keeps anyone else away from his branches’ large, ripe fruit. The rich fool’s life is producing sustenance and wealth, and yet he is choking that same fruit to rot by cutting others off from all he has to give.
Wealth is meant to be shared, and greed keeps us from the life to be found in loving one another.
Salt that is not salty might as well be silt. It fails to draw out flavor; it cannot preserve freshness; it has lost its identity, its power. So too light that is bottled or hidden might as well be darkness. Instead of illuminating and cleansing, healing and energizing, its nature is denied. In the same way, when you and I do not practice justice and mercy, our humanity fades, waning to something cold and vapid. But when the love and hope within us breaks free — free from fear, from greed, from apathy, and from whatever else may choke them — then our lives shine like the North Star, a guiding light toward the joy and life we all desire.
“Have a pint – change the world." Mixed media digital print, 19" x 24" http://oregonpublichouse.com
I created this logo for our cycling crew - 2CVC forever!
Private Commission - Mixed media digital print, 16" x 20"
Mixed media digital print, 16" x 20".