Saturday, April 18, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Tim Baron

"Wilderness" Mark 1:12-13
Artist Spotlight: Tim Baron
Tim is an artist and illustrator whose work moves effortlessly from science fiction, fantasy, and faith. I recently came across his series of spot illustrations based on the Gospel of Mark, and have been following his work ever since. The simplicity of his drawings capture the sense of immediacy that is characteristic of Mark's gospel. His powerful use of black and white, and his expressive brushwork depict the gritty nature of Mark's gospel, the image of Jesus who spends his time and energy on the fringe of society, among people who are considered unt0uchable. Tim says of the series, ". The drawings were done fairly quickly as I was reading through Mark's quickly moving gospel narrative. My goal was to draw and tell as much of the story as I could by drawing as little as I could--draw more by drawing less spot illustration."
Here are some samples of the series. You can check out more of them, and his other work on his blog, Sci-Fi Theologica. (He has also drawn some wonderful portraits of Christian writers and thinkers i.e. Thomas Aquinas, C.S. Lewis, Tolkein)

"Lowering" Mark 2:1-12
"Talitha Koum" Mark 5:35-43

But who do you say that I am? Mark 8:27-32

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