Thursday, December 8

“Something You Can Feel” by Mickalene Thomas

Artist Mickalene Thomas is about the work of finding light, capturing it, and illustrating it. She first photographs her subjects. Using rhinestones, acrylic and enamel, Thomas animates her subjects in what she describes as “a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expand common definitions of beauty.” Almost always choosing women of color as her subjects, Mickaelene Thomas’ work is most profound in her illustrations of transgender women. Her intentional decision to place Queer identity in the foreground of her images reflects the strength, beauty and pride of her subjects. In this season of darkness and light, we are called to illustrate the image of God through our lives with strength, beauty and pride.

What are some ways you can be intentional about doing that this week?