Posts Tagged ‘driving’


Books: A Profound Weakness: Christians & Kitsch

July 23, 2010

A Profound Weakness: Christians & Kitsch (2005, B. Spackman, UK: Piquant)

I’ve been reading this excellent book on and off for a few months. Each time, I am once again amazed by its intelligent exploration of Christianity and the arts (and kitsch). It’s very challenging, too, and there’s a good chance that a lot of Christian readers might even feel insulted or uncomfortable by the text. Not that feeling bad is a problem: sometimes the truth hurts! It has taken me so long to read, simply because it is so big, so deep, that I can only absorb it in small doses. However, it addresses several important issues of Christianity, and I highly recommend it.

It is for anyone who has ever stopped to ask about the meanings (both overt and hidden) behind Christmas card imagery, Jesus statues, graveyards, motherhood and Mary, Christian t-shirts, Bible verse embroidery, multimedia presentations in church, church buildings, What Would Jesus Do? bracelets, icons, relics and several other similar areas. The insights regarding Christian art, particularly in the pressure upon artists to deliberately incorporate deliberate Gospel messages in their work, is especially important. I have enjoyed the process of being confronted by this powerful illustrated text.

I just wonder how I can get all the Jesus bumper sticker types at my church to read it! (Before you ask, I do not have any Christian bumper stickers on my car. My theory is that, unless I’m a brilliant and consistently courteous, careful driver, I probably shouldn’t be turning people off Jesus by inadvertently irritating them. What is it with the crooked parking, lane-cutting, unexplained sudden braking driving habits of people with ‘Fear God’ bumper stickers*, anyway?!)

(Links accessed 23 July 2010.)

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*generalisation for humourous purposes only


309. Christmas Drive

December 20, 2008


Watercolour pencil on paper, 2008 re-edit of painting from either December 2006 or 2007 (I can’t remember).

It was inspired by driving to our rural family’s Christmas.


285. Tower Of Little Cars

September 5, 2008

DSLR Photograph, May 2008.

A tower of little cars in Melbourne.


238. City Buildings

May 16, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Photograph, May 2008.

I love the city’s mixture of old architecture with new things… This building is a well-known live music venue in Melbourne. Check out the gargoyles! The photo was taken from the car (I was the passenger, don’t panic!), while we waited for the lights to turn green.


This Is My Life…

March 25, 2008

Visual Diary Carpark

Thursday 7 February 2008 – 3.00 pm

So this is my life… A new chapter has begun as my eldest begins school.

Every afternoon I find myself sitting here in the school carpark, dodging frazzled mums driving big 4WDs.

…waiting for class to finish…

– fear of the other mothers

– listening to depressing news on the radio

– we’re in Australia – that’s where the steering wheel goes

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