Science and Art

20 Feb

The choice between science and art is not really a choice between opposites. Rather, I think they are twins that we separate at birth. Both seek truth. Both seek wholeness. Both seek to understand life and shed light on that understanding so others will see what we have discovered. And both are always seeking whatever is over the horizon. In those moments of discovery, it’s as if God whispers, “Pretty cool, huh? Wait and see what I have for you next.” Science and Art may come from different parts of our brain , but they both come from the same place in our heart.

” A work of art is good in itself. What is good in itself glorifies God because it reflects God.”
Flannery O’Connor


Posted by on February 20, 2012 in The Creative Life


5 responses to “Science and Art

  1. Dave Anderson

    February 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent observation, Scott…so true…and it really is a temptation, because it works in the marketplace (at least for a time)
    Thanks for the insight, thanks for the challenge.

    • scottstearmanstudio

      March 12, 2012 at 1:06 am

      If you are talking about the post on imitation, yeah… when you see people getting rich and famous compromising their gifts and integrity, it just feels like it doesn’t all fit. But, when I step away so I can see more clearly, the temptation lessens in the light of day.

  2. Cheri H Tatum

    March 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I agree with your statement. As a biologist, I love all things living. As a metalsmith, there is certainly science at work, but I feel as if my metal comes alive with fire and a hammer.

  3. scottstearmanstudio

    March 12, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Doesn’t it feel so much better when the work you hold has your DNA and not some other artist?

    • Cheri Tatum

      March 12, 2012 at 3:11 am

      You are eloquent. I love the statement that my work has my own DNA. Could I use that phrase?


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