Babel and Pentecost
Digitally blended tactile media and photography
Between Babel and today, we've continued to build monuments to ourselves. Seeking to salvage fallenness, we sing about stairways to heaven and wave banners of creaturely pride. In 2009, our creativity remains lowercase, often driven by self-aggrandizement and reflecting only dimly the Creator's weight. Babel portrays the creature-Creator divide as a human-made alienation which obscures God's identity in mist.
It is God who must initiate, and at Pentecost it is God who powerfully does. In that moment, a forgiven humanity gathers around a Christ-bridged chasm. Empowered by reconciliation, and liberated by the Spirit from brokenness and the prison of language, we speak once again in free, worshipping tongues. Pentecost is the renewal of relationship between creature and Creator.