Old & New Project
April 25, 2012 in Recommendations
Remember sitting in Sunday school thinking, “That’s a cool piece of art”?
Neither do Jim LePage and Troy Deshano. That’s one reason why the artists and friends started the Old & New Project — to replace artwork typically associated with the Bible that they viewed as low quality. The project officially launched in late 2011, and since then about twenty pieces of art have been featured on their site. The design above, entitled John’s Visions, was completed by Adam Grason.
This first round of the collections has come from various artists and various mediums, and most have been accompanied by a written explanation by Troy and a link to the original Bible passage. The pieces center around familiar as well as uncommon Bible stories, ranging from Moses and the burning bush to a description of Gadite warriors. To see the newest design, click HERE.
Each piece is made available through Society6 and all proceeds from the prints are donated to a charity. For the current set of artwork, donations are made to Blood:Water, an organization founded by Jars of Clay that focuses on providing clean water and HIV/AIDS education to locations in sub-Saharan Africa. The proceeds from Old & New go directly towards building a rain water tank in Lwala, Kenya.
Their website also includes a blog, where visitors can read about the artists’ processes and even delve into the artists’ personal lives. One post included a chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Now, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, a new piece of artwork is made available for viewing on their website and for purchase on the Society6 page. As of now, they are not accepting submissions, but are open to the possibility.
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