First of all, I love this class. Visual arts and theology are so important together. We've learned how to make icons, expressional pieces, abstract pieces. Etc. Tonight for homework, I had to make an expression self portrait that centers around my theology.
I am only 45% done and here is the work so far:
It's an expression self-portrait and since I respect all faiths that touches the divine, i incorporated various elements of multi religious icons into an earthy vine since I highly respect earth religions and under the firm belief that many of the world religions has had some roots in earth spirituality.
You can see the Petnagram, the Cross, the Muslim Star, the Yin and Yang, the Star of David as well as a feather from the cap which symbolizes the diverse Native American religions.
The witches cap is intentionally oversized and on my head as it plays a great importance in my own life as well as the two crosses on the stole.
I believe the ultimate form of religious respect is the ability to marry all religions while respecting their sufficient differences.