Dr. David Haack, O.F.M.:
Combining careers in art history and contemporary studio art practice is an ongoing challenge.
As an art historian I am to recognize, know, and study the evolution of art and culture of the past.
As a studio artist I am compelled to communicate a balanced sense of continuum, innovation, and creativity in images for our present time.
Producing a work of art as a communicative device requires an exposure of the spirit, mind and soul of the artist to the public.
It reflects and records in a visual manner the ongoing spiritual conversion, over time, of the artist.
Wisdom, spirituality and maturity may cause change in interpretations of universal truths, and understanding of the person/saint of Francis of Assisi. And for this Franciscan artist, color, shape and space remain the constant vehicles for self-revelation.
Dr. David Haack, O.F.M., is a Franciscan brother of the Order of Friars Minor of Holy Name Province and an associate professor of visual arts.
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