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© 2015-2019 by Melanie Spinks. All world rights reserved. Image copyrights are registered.

March 21, 2016

An Austrian nobleman was expected to follow the family line in politics.  But an encounter with God through a gallery painting changed the direction of his life. Depicted before him was Jesus Christ crowned with thorns.  Below were the words, “This I have done for you....

July 9, 2015

Teaching

July 21: Topic: Art and Spiritual Formation

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC:

 

August 22: Integrative Seminar: The Beauty of Holiness

Topic: Faith of an Artist

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC:

 

September 11-12: Bearing the Image:...

July 9, 2015

I value truth in materials in 3-D art making.  But sometimes engineering and budget concerns make compromise the reasonable thing.  In the proposal drawings for Gordon-Conwell Art Commission, a gothic arch would act as a visual unifier organizing multiples within.  Len...

July 8, 2015

I value truth in materials in 3-D art making.  But in this project, engineering concerns, public safety and budgeting nuanced the considerations.  In the proposal drawings for Gordon-Conwell Art Commission, a Gothic arch would act as a visual unifier organizing multipl...

July 6, 2015

I'm pleased to announce an art project underway for Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary's new David Rogers Hall of Missions.  This mixed media piece occupies a 12' x 24' space welcoming guests into the new missions wing. 

 

As an alumna of Gordon-Conwell, this proje...

January 21, 2015

In fashion in the Charleston arts scene (a fashion which I hope disappears) is to answer the question, "How much would you charge..." with "You can't afford me".  What's so ironic is that you hear it most from artists who have to think hard about which bill they'll hav...

November 27, 2014

There is a little girl in my life who I love profoundly.  She is actively developing her sense of creativity in words and in art.   In particular, she has a keen facility for color and shape.  I want to nurture that.  As we read stories, we not only focus on the words,...

October 11, 2014

An Austrian nobleman was expected to follow the family career in government leadership.  Visiting an art gallery, he was utterly arrested by a painting. Stopping to take it in, the man beheld Jesus Christ crowned with thorns.  Below were painted the words, “This I have...

October 10, 2014

I'm working on some new pieces and wanted to post the first of a new antique mirror art theme.

 

This work is called "Dreaming of An Unclouded Day" after the song.  The dappled, patina'd silver is reminiscent of clouds with beautiful sky blue breaching through. 

 

Thi...

October 9, 2014

I have struggled with what it means to let the Kingdom of God reign over my art. God has been so gracious, so fulfilling, and so satisfying.  Yet when it comes to art making, why the temptation to hold-back?

 

Peter Kreeft rightly points out, We're all insane.  Perhaps I...

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