November 18, 2009 / Creative Writing
In this interview, artist Barry Moser discusses racism, religion, and working amidst mystery.
How faith has resisted racial injustice and violence, or has been co-opted and perpetuated such violence, is particularly important for today’s church. Across denominations and spiritual movements there are hopeful signs of a fuller witness to unity, but there also remain racist chasms between brothers and sisters in the faith. This, the sixteenth issue of The Other Journal, will explore the topic of race theologically out of the conviction that matters of race are the most important matters of our time.
Through her paintings and contemporary installation art, Natalie Ball deconstructs known narratives of the Native American past and reconstructs them, intersecting her own stories with history by considering the authenticity of belonging, especially as defined by blood quantum, tribal binds, and ethnographic portraiture.