This page is dedicated to both my scholarly writing and my writing as an artist. My scholarly interests focus on the relationship of art and religion, primarily in the 20th and 21st century. The writings related to my artwork are more personal and reflective.
Bringing Men to Christ- Cultural Programming at Bob Jones University in the Mid-Twentieth Century (2012) Talk delivered from this text at the 2012 Conference of Faith and History at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.
This paper was an adaptation of my research on Bob Jones University Collection. However, in this piece the focus is expanded to the entire cultural programming of the University.
Christians in the Visual Arts originally asked me to produce this article, when I was living in Louisiana, for an issue of CIVA’s Journal SEEN which they were producing on the theme of North and South. That theme was later cancelled and the article was published on CIVA’s website at http://civa.org/civablog/between-two-worlds/.
Red Carpet over the Sawdust Trail (2011) ready for submission.
The Bob Jones Collection is surprising in so many ways. This article examines the development of the institution that birthed this collection which is simultaneously progressive and anachronistic. The article addresses teh growth of the University, the life of the collector, and the history of the collection itself.
Art in the Service of Evangelism (2011) ready for submission.
The Bob Jones Collection has a very specific purpose. the University was a able to put together a tremendous collection of art that the institution sees not as an end to itself but as a tool for the greater purpose of evangelism. This short paper focuses very specifically on this aspect of the collection.
Art and Christian Fundamentalism (2006) unpublished.
“Art and Christian Fundamentalism: The Bob Jones University Collection” is my Thesis from my Masters in art history. It was the first study of the history of this unique collection in several decade and the only study to date that was by a scholar not employed or commission by Bob Jones University. The study documents the growth and history of this compelling collection.
Virtue & Knowledge- An Exhibition Statement (2004) unpublished.
This was my Master’s Thesis for my MFA. It examines my growth as an artist to the point of my MFA exhibition. It is a very personal and reflective piece exploring my search, my struggles, and the philosophy which influences my work.