Thursday, October 1, 2009

What about those blue pomegranates?

So what does this man have in common with...

this pomegranate?

I have been teaching this lesson to my students this week.
First we learned that God is the most awesome artist!
We talked about his beautiful creation
and how all of nature reflects his glory and beauty.
Then we learned about Bezalel and the building of the tabernacle and that God...
"filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill,
ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts
- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,
to cut and set stones, to work in wood
and to engage in all kinds of artistic craftsmanship."
Exodus 35:31-33
Wow - how cool is that?

Then we learned about the priestly garments...
"They made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the robe."
Exodus 39:24
The interesting thing is that there are no blue pomegranates in nature!
Francis A. Schaeffer in Art & the Bible says,
"The implication is that there is freedom to make something which
gets its impetus from nature but can be different from it...
In other words art does does not need to be 'photographic'..."

So we started making our own bowls of wacky fruit.
Anybody for triangle grapes or pink pears...

or heart shaped strawberries or orange grapes?

Aren't their pieces beautiful?

1 comment:

  1. These turned out great!! What talented children they are...they must have fantastic teachers!! :)