Welcome to April 1st. As you may have guessed, our second theme for the year is Fools. We’ll be exploring the meaning of the term while responding to passages from biblical text.
First up is a new work from visual artist Joshua Cave. He has explored the theme of Fools from the perspective of Galatians 3:1-5:
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish
by means of the flesh? Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
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Joshua Cave, Efforts, 2013, 21″x16″, Latex, Stain and Graphite on Plywood
From the Artist:Sincerity seems a most elusive human quality, capable of inhabiting the words, acts and works of an individual, elevating them beyond their human origin. I pray I learn to sincerely apply the gifts I have been given.
Joshua Cave was raised with an overly encouraging mother, who curated the refrigerator with enthusiasm. He responded to her faith in him, drawing himself through high school, into an art major, and to his own surprise, finally into a full-time fine art pursuit. He now spends most of his time dancing the lines between painting, sculpture and installation, always in pursuit of a cohesive truth that defies distinct aesthetic or conceptual clarification. He lives and works in
The Bronx, NY.
Image is copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.