This week we are featuring British artist Katie Musgrove’s new work in response to theme
of community. Katie has chosen to reflect on two passages from the Bible, both in Genesis 1:27 and
1 Corinthians 12:25 in Difference and Unity.
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Katie Musgrove, Difference and Unity, 2012, watercolor, 30cm x 42cm
From the Artist:
‘God created mankind in his own image’ (Gen 1:27). It is the uniqueness of each and every individual which demonstrates that God is a God of infinite variation. And yet, despite the endless differences which lie within humanity God tells those who have committed themselves to following Jesus to be and live as a part of a whole. ‘There should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other’ (1 Cor 12:25). In visual terms, each of us has been given a unique colour and yet, with the grace and power of God, we must find a way for all of our colours to work together and reach out to those who have not recognised or accepted the source life, the source of colour.
Katie Musgrove currently teaches 16-18 year old students’ art and design in Liverpool, UK where she has been since 2009. In addition to teaching, Katie enjoys developing her own creative practice. Over time her work has organically evolved into a detailed and unique language of abstract shapes and vibrant colours to represent emotions, abstract concepts and reactions to the world around her. In order to further her understanding of art Katie has recently enrolled on an Artist Teacher Masters course at Liverpool John Moore’s University, which will culminate in an exhibition at The Tate, Liverpool.
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