Saturday, September 19, 2015

NOT AFRAID TO LOOK...

This is a sculpture I saw on our recent trip to Santa Fe, NM.  I loved the name, "Not Afraid To Look."  It's something that causes you to ponder.  What is he looking at?  What is the fearsome thing that he is not afraid to see?  In my mind it might be the future.  I like the way the artist didn't put him with his head looking down, like in a depressed way.  He's not looking into himself.  He's looking out and slightly up toward heaven.  He's facing whatever it is with calm and confidence.

It reminds me of the Proverbs 31 woman:


She is clothed with strength and dignity, 
    and she laughs without fear of the future.


I guess that's what good art does.  It causes you to wonder what the artist was thinking and causes you to interpret what it means to you, too.  Which way are you looking?  Up and out?  Or with your head down between your knees?

1 comment:

Lori said...

I like this! I like your thoughts, too! We shouldn't be afraid to look...no matter what.