21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

Fear.

the valley of the shadow of death.

reference

psalm 23 vs 4

english standard version

‘even though I walk through

the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil’

even through I walk through

dark valleys,

upon dark valleys,

my soul holds firmly to light.

even when darkness engulfs

this being

and weak bones

collapse

upon weak bones

my heart will fear no evil.

even when light is

but a distant memory

even with the last breath

from these blackened lungs,

my soul holds firmly to hope.

i will fear no evil.

Exhale.

if i make my bed in hell, you are there.

reference

psalm 139 vs 7-12

new king james version

if i make my bed in hell,

the darkest of depths,

you are there.

where can my spirit

run or hide?

when these nerves are filled

with fear,

inhale

you are there.

when these veins are wrecked

with loss,

exhale

you are there.

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice

Goodness: I’m a designer, illustrator

and poet. I’m a curious human by nature,

constantly asking questions about

the human condition. I question almost

everything within the world around us -

especially my faith. My practice consists

of a mixture of visual design, illustration,

screen printing and digital printing.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

I decided to participate in 21st Faith after

a conversation with Rebecca, the founder

of the project. I was surprised by and also

interested in the opportunity to discuss

and challenge the idea of faith from various

angles. My faith is super important to me

and my practice. My faith filters into all

aspects of my life and world view. It effects

how are see things, how I interact with

people and also how I view myself.

The most powerful aspect of my faith

is the understanding of love. Love that is

long suffering, love that doesn’t keep

a record of wrongdoing, love that is patient

with all people, even beyond my own

human ability. Because of this my faith is

key to my practice. It is key to how

I interpret concepts and ideas, and is often

the foundation of my work.

What role do you think faith will play in

the 21st century?

I think faith will continue to play a key role

in the 21st century. Our ancestors have

always believed in something. I think faith

enables societies to continue to hope

and look towards the future, whether

is faith in a deity, or faith in family and

community or faith in the unknown,

faith conjures up hope. The ability to hope,

for me, makes me most human.

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