Objects of Grace
Conversations on Creativity and Faith
Square Halo Books
OverviewConversations with some of today's most intriguing artists-Sandra Bowden, Dan Callis, Mary McCleary, John Silvis, Edward Knippers, Erica Downer, Albert Pedulla, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Joel Sheesley and Makoto Fujimura-focuses on the intersection of Christianity and creativity.
Author BioJames Romaine is an Associate Professor of art history at Lander University. He is the co-founder of the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA). His books include Objects of Grace: Conversations on Creativity and Faith, The Art of Sandra Bowden, The Art of Guy Chase, Art as Spiritual Perception: Essays in Honor of E. John Walford, and Behold: Christ and Christianity in African American Art. Video essays by Dr. Romaine can be viewed at Seeing Art History on YouTube.
Sandra Bowden is a painter and printmaker living in Chatham, Massachusetts. With over one hundred one-person shows, her work is in many collections including the Vatican Museum of Modern Religious Art, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Haifa Museum. She is also a passionate collector of religious art dating from the early fifteenth century to the present with a focus on Georges Rouault, Sadao Watanabe, and the German Expressionists. Bowden was president of CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts from 1993 to 2007.