Religion Influences Many Current Artists

Peter Eugene Ball - Christ

Henry David Thoreau once said,

¨If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.¨

An artist that has truly taken this saying to heart is Peter Eugene Ball. Throughout history artists have been influenced by religion and this is still true today. Let’s take the post modern sculptor Peter Eugene Ball. This artist is inspired by other past religious artists, but he brings modern simplicity to this influence.

Those who see his work notice the timeless quality he gives each of his pieces. He seems to be fascinated by the mysteries of life, and yet easily portrays the human simplicity.

The unique way Ball can express the inspiration he gets from religion, life, and spirituality is portrayed with such simplicity. Often it is nothing but a piece of driftwood that he uses and transforms into a human gesture or face. He is influenced by iconic art, religious art and artists from the medieval times. Ball has done work for many churches within England and you can find works in Westminster, Birmingham and Winchester.

Photo Courtesy of: Zoreil

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