Escher pointing to the way of the reign of God

Escher’s ‘Print Gallery’

Out of yesterday’s Gathering conversation…
I have no idea about the artist M.C. Escher’s theological motivations, but I find the Print Gallery drawing a compelling revelation of the faith dimension of life.  What is depicted is the experience of looking at art and the way the viewer is transported into a wider vista of reality through the viewing.  It is as if another world has broken into this one, and the artist has found a way to lead people into it.
For me, the reign of God/kingdom of God, has been announced and lived out and revealed by the, among many other things, soul artist Jesus Christ – who is kind enough to make himself known to us – a window into the real world that is so often missed by the crowd and the culture.


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