Counterpoint Images – Photo Montage as Preaching

Omega, by Sister Adele, Copyright © 2011, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Sunday’s second reading from Philippians tells us:

“Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

In Sister Adele’s words (some forty years ago):

“My fifty years of life fall into nearly equal parts: a quarter of a century at Dominican college in the ministry of teaching, and a second quarter of a century at the same location in a ministry of preaching -“preaching” that is via the visual arts.

While awed by the world’s natural beauty, a real reflection of the Divine, I feel my kind of art must present more than a straight picture of nature. For this reason, I fracture my original image with another, carefully chosen one, enabling me to utilize the counterpoint capability of the montage technique, to create my Counterpoint Imagery.”

To fulfill the preaching component of this art ministry, the art must be made available for public viewing, hence it is available at this link:

Counterpoint Images

Sister Adele Rowland, OP

The Artist

2 Comments on “Counterpoint Images – Photo Montage as Preaching

  1. I’ve been fascinated by your work for years. Is there any display of your work that I can direct others to?

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