There’s an extraordinary opportunity to see an art exhibit
by internationally acclaimed Japanese American painter Makoto
Fujimura at Gonzaga University. His paintings, on display at the
Jundt Art Museum, are an exquisite combination of Abstract
Expressionism and the traditional Japanese painting style known
as Nihonga. Stunning!
If you can’t travel to Spokane, he is also a prolific
writer and his book Culture Care: Reconnecting Beauty for Our
Common Life shares his belief in the creation and conservation
of beauty as an antidote to cultural brokenness in the world. He
also explores his intriguing journey into the Christian faith in
his recent book Silence and Beauty.
Below are two of Makoto Fujimura's paintings.
The one on the left is Consider the Lilies.
The one on the right is Tears of Christ.