Dr. Natalie Carnes, Assistant Professor of Theology at Baylor University in Waco, TX, talks with Mrs. Dawn Waters-Baker, Artist-in-Residence at Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland, TX, about beauty and how it is evident and manifests in artistic pieces inspired by life, nature, and theology.
Dawn is an artist whose work can be found at the New York Times Building, Archegos Offices, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Eye Care Associates, and Dallas Baptist University. She finished five drawings for the book, Why, O God? published by Crossway books and was selected for the cover of, Still Life by New York Times Bestselling Author, Louise Penny. She is a Signature member of Artists of Texas. Dawn is affiliated with Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas Design District, Kate Shin Gallery in New York, NY, Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa, OK, and currently with White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. She was also selected as the 2015 Artist in Residence for Big Bend National Park for the entire month of November. She has a solo exhibit at Mary Tomas Gallery in September 2016 based on her time and inspiration at the Park. The latest article written on her work was included in Wide Open Country, 10 Texas Artists that Explore the Beauty of the Lone Star State, by Elizabeth Abrahamsen. Her work has been in national shows including The National Weather Biennale, Jubilee Museum of Sacred Art Biennale, CIVA Contemporary Images of Mary and Ex Nihilo at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
Natalie Carnes is Associate Professor of Theology at Baylor University, holding degrees from Harvard University, University of Chicago, and Duke University. Dr. Carnes is a constructive theologian who reflects on traditional theological topics through somewhat less traditional themes, like images, iconoclasm, beauty, gender, and childhood. In addition to authoring articles in Modern Theology, Journal of Religion, and International Journal of Systematic Theology, among other journals, Natalie has written two books. The first is Beauty: A Theological Engagement With Gregory of Nyssa, and the second, forthcoming December 2017, is titled Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia.