who contributed to the project. The labor for construction and some materials also were donated. Baker dreams about an eventual renewal of the tradition of patronage, in which faith communities acknowledge that artists and their gifts are a crucial part of helping the church live into, experience, and embody the kingdom of God. Until then she continues to juggle her impulse to create art and her full-time roles as a research associate at Duke Divinity School and the mother of two young children.
For her next project Baker plans to create a contemporary interpretation of a bestiary, a medieval catalogue of real and fictitious animals that served allegorical purposes. Her modern catalogue will include animals that are endangered, extinct, or artificially created in labs. She hopes to accompany the images with theological reflections about the relationship between God and humanity and humanity’s relationship to the rest of God’s creation.
On the web
To learn more about Carole Baker’s art, visit http://www.carolebakerartist.com
Enuma Okoro D’03 writes from Raleigh, N.C. Her forthcoming memoir, Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent, Borderline Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community , is scheduled for release in October 2010 with UpperRoom Books. She blogs at http://reluctantpilgrim.wordpress.com
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