Dear God, you give me all that is good ... I pray, O God, that the difficulties you have let befall me not be an impediment to your plan, but rather fulfill it, and draw me closer to you. O Father. It is your will alone I seek. O God, do with me as you please. I fully accept your decree. … [Read more...] about May your will be done
Drapery - I just find drapery to be something so beautiful--the way the folds form--seemingly just by chance (if you throw the same piece of fabric down a thousand times it would never look exactly the same), but also governed by an unseen science, principles that make it behave the way it … [Read more...] about Drapery–contours of creation
O God give me fearlessness to proclaim your Word. And give me an angel of inspiration so that I might be fearless on behalf of my work as a proclamation of you. _________________________________ "Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease, for the … [Read more...] about Prayer (written in dark)
Why do I beat around the bush? I have questioned how explicitly Christian my art should be, but a few days ago I have come to see that there cannot be compromise in talking about my art. How can I forsake Christ, the source of all that is good? I have talked in convoluted and vague ways about, for … [Read more...] about No compromise
Shortly before their first child was to arrive, Michael O'Brien and his wife decided that Michael should take the risk of becoming a full-time Christian artist. With this decision they went to Mass and Michael placed his brushes under the altar and he and Sheila consecrated their whole lives and … [Read more...] about My one and only purpose
I have come to think that iconography is the most beautiful form of art, or at least certainly more beautiful than anything I have made before. It attains visual beauty that leads to divine truth so much so that miracles occur through them. How can it be that this Divine Presence can so come to this … [Read more...] about What could approach Iconography?