Religion, Politics and Love: A Nun’s Perspective
January 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
I am not a huge fan of organized religion. In fact, it gives me the downright heebie jeebies. When it comes to organized religion, I often tend to judge too quickly. I think Nuns can often be perceived as servants for a being that may not even exist or even women who have been brainwashed by organized religion. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize how much I love their lifelong devotion, sacrifices and faith in a subject they believe in to the core. Their causes are great and the passion and inspiration they feel on a day to day basis is definitely a quality that should be admired.
Sister Corita definitely has brought out these great qualities and acknowledgement of creative individuality that exists in the Habit. She is a great pop artist of the 1960s and 1970’s and her work encompasses life, love and peace. Often, she incorporates social justice issues and causes the audience to think about their world and their ability to change it. Her use of religion in her pieces aren’t threatening or intimidating, rather they are used to convey a message of peace, love and equality.
The Corita Art Center holds most of her art now and continues her mission to inspire love, peace and art throughout the world. Go through a brief slideshow on the homepage to see some of her work. You’ll quickly see how she has used words, color, and photographs to create vivid and passionate messages.