‘A burden of beauty’: Five religious artisans on finding inspiration in faith

From 12-foot-tall stained-glass saints to the deliberate strokes of a calligrapher’s brush, art has always been essential to religious traditions. Forbidden images, illuminated manuscripts and even maps testify to the creativity humans bring to the project of making the transcendent tangible. Artists make meaning manifest visually, tactically and aurally. These five artisans are fueled by their own faith — and sometimes that of others — to leave the world more beautiful than they found it.

‘A burden of beauty’: Five religious artisans on finding inspiration in faith

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