Mormonism and the Modern/Postmodern Continuum: Balancing Public Theory and Private Theology
Artists and art educators function within the context of artistic and philospohical theory that informs and enriches their own work. My experience as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) and a contemporary artist has required that I balance the interrelationship and confrontation between the theories that move the art world and the theology that moves my heart. This paper is meant as a discussion of the interaction between my own theology and the general arc of philisophy that governs much of the discussion of contemporary art, and how I balance the often tenuous or adversarial relationship between the two.
Keywords: Art and Religion
Assistant Professor, School of Fine Art, Texas Tech University