“The Underground Railroad” by Robin Joyce Miller
As I have mentioned before, there were a lot of elements that inspired the observance of Lent this year. However, there is one thing that has kept me inspired, and motivated throughout my life, and that is art. I love art, music, poetry, dance, film and all forms of self-expression. No matter where I am in life, whether I am happy or sad, I am able to lose myself in someone else’s artistic expression, or create my own. I was very excited to have received my church sister’s webpage displaying her beautiful work. I also discovered that she use to be a Resident Artist at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY. I was happy to have visited this museum last year. There were so many wonderful pieces on display that portrayed African-American history in a way that not only captured our long suffering, but also our victories, our resilience, and our brilliance. I think it only fitting that Sister Robin Joyce Miller is among them. Her art work is reflective, inspiring, and simply beautiful. It is no secret that African-Americans are very spirit filled people. Our history of perseverance and faith in action is proof that with God all things are possible. Congratulations Robin!!! Praise God for you, and the work you allow Him to do through you.
Art that reflects the spirit of God, family, community, advancement, and service, that not only opens the window to new points of views, but also illuminates what may, at times, seem bleak, is priceless; it gives life balance, and a balanced life is art. Continue to follow Praising God 365 for additional artists and sources of inspiration.
Follow the wonderful, classic, artist, Robin Joyce Miller, via her webpage – http://www.robinjoycemillerart.com/ Her work is on display at Zion Union Heritage Museum, Hyannis, MA.
And if you are in NY, visit the African-American Museum – http://www.theaamuseum.org/