Creation/Redemption is a work by New York City artist Charis Carmichael Braun. This work is a conceptual color study for a series of larger works visualizing Christian doctrines. The series seeks to juxtapose concepts that, from a quasi-Lutheran point of view, encourage the combination of ideas that seem or can be construed to be antithetical, such as “life” and “death.” Based on the concepts of Creation and Redemption, this image is the first in the series.

This work was created for and shown in the Solus Christus Juried Art Exhibition (April 2010) at the dedication of the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Other images developed in this context may include:
Decay/Resurrection
Judgment/Eternal Life
Passion/Ascension
Incarnation/Paradise

Associated Bible passages:
-This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself. (Isaiah 44:24)

-Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the eart: ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? (Deuteronomy 4:32)

-Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)

We encourage you to make your own creative response to something you connected with in this work or these passages. If you do please let us know by sending us your reaction. The image of this work is not in the public domain, however, if you would like to use the image in any way you may Contact Us for permission.

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