Why, “For the Love of Beauty”?
AN Ancient Hunger ever New
For the Love of Beauty is inspired by St. Augustine’s reference to God as ‘Beauty’ in his Confessions (X, 27) when he writes, “Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty, so ancient and so new.”
His name for God is both poetic and revealing. Beauty has been defined, since ancient times, as that which is perfectly ordered or that which is as it should be. Both definitions reflect a profound truth about God: that He is perfection, and His perfection is beautiful.
It is for the love of Beauty, that I pursue my vocation: To create artwork that elevates and inspires us to search for our own beautiful perfection in Him using means that reflect God’s Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.