11.25.2011

Liu Bolin

I could never remember this dude's name, but his art makes you feel like he'd say, "It's ok."

I'm pretty impressed by each picture I see Liu create. His art draws me. (no pun intended)

I had purposed this post for one thought, but then a second, very different thought came to mind - hmm.

1st thought:
The way Liu blends into the world is an example of what NOT to do as a follower of Christ.
Jesus said, "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
Peter tells us that we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a peculiar people.
As Jesus prays for us, He says, "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world."
There are more scriptures that talk about our interaction with the world, but one thing is clear - We are not to look like the world. We are not to resemble it, act like it, talk like it, walk like it, do nothing like the world. While we are in the world, we are to be a light, we are to shine, we are to stand out.

2nd thought:
The way Liu blends into the scene is an example of how a follower of Christ shows selflessness.
Paul tells us to "let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
Humility is an ongoing theme throughout the scriptures. It is a must-grab if your aim is to be Christ-like.
Liu's pictures show humility beautifully. Do you live your life trying to be noticed or have you died to self so Christ can shine through you?

When I have Googled Liu in the past, I didn't find that he had his own site. This time, I found a good chunk of his work here, although it seems like some pieces missing.


I also found this interesting piece from Zhang Gong. 
I would like to ask him why there are so many Big Birds? 


Scripts referenced in the post:
John 9:5
1 Peter 2:9
John 17:16