Artist's Description of Art Work

Title: ENFOLDED, colored pencil and cut paper triptych, " x ", 2013

Artist Statement

Triptych (Greek adjective meaning "three-fold") is a form of art that is tied to Christian church history and architecture from the early Christian era onward. Triptychs were prominent panels atop altars in grand, glorious medieval cathedrals. One cannot see all of the imagery in a triptych in one glance. Rather, like a book, one opens it and looks inside. One enters into a world.

The scale of this triptych doesn't place it in a vaulted cathedral, but in a home. In the midst everyday life. Alongside carpooling and cooking, playing and exploring, mowing and gardening.

How does one's confession of Jesus as risen and reigning Lord of creation, the one who brings new creation, play out in this arena, the arena of one's everyday life?

Artist Bio

Karl Fay was born in Topeka, KS in 1982. He enjoys working primarily with drawing and mixed media, focusing on colored pencil and cut and torn paper. He completed his B.A. in Studio Art at Concordia University in Seward, NE and his MDiv. at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.

He lives with his wife, Kendra, and three children in Palatine, IL, actively creating art, teaching and raising up other artists, while serving as Discipleship Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine.

Karl has a blog with commentary on images and recent work. You can also view some of Karl's work.