Friday, May 26, 2006

My first week of classes is over, and I'm really liking the printmaking class. The teacher is great, except that he's so softspoken that I, with my years of rock-and-roll induced hearing loss, can hardly make out what he's saying sometimes. But he's very cool about letting people explore whatever type images they want, as long as the parameters of the assignment are met. I've been sort of developing a theme, I think, with Celtic images in my first project, and some ecclesiastical goings-on in the second. The first one is done, and I will post a photo of it hopefully sometime this weekend. I had hoped to have the 2nd one done by now, too, but forgot about the whole "you have to carve the block mirror image of what you want to print" thing, so I fell a bit behind in the schedule I had set for myself.

Which brings me to the point of posting now. For my third project, I plan to explore a theme of how we as Christians tend to deify the Bible (as in, the book itself rather than its contents). As part of the project, I want to print out various bits of scripture that we often take out of context, or use in ways that may not be originally intended. I call these "refrigerator scriptures." I also want to include scriptures that we take out of context to "prove" our own pet theologies, or to cast ourselves as holier-than-thou, etc. So, here's an assignment for anyone who may still come by and read this--give me your favorite (or most-hated, as the case may be) "refrigerator scripture", one you hear quoted and it makes you cringe, or just one that often gets taken out of context for one reason or another. I have my own "pets", but I'd like to hear from some different points of view. Ready? Go!

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