Makoto Fujimura Paints a Bigger Picture

In his new book, the unmistakable Japanese-American painter suggests a way, a practice, of knowing God and the world that isn’t expressed in art — it starts there.
“A friend of mine, who is a clinical psychologist, says that knowledge is bottom-up, right-left,” explains Makoto Fujimura. “What he means is that when we enter the world, we come to know the world through touch and sight and smell and taste, and that creates an affective way of knowing the world. These emotions trickle up into the rational. And if knowing is bottom-up, right-left, then what

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