When the Bold and the Beautiful Collide

The world is full of beauty and beautiful art, and transcendence and beauty somehow feed my soul.  I am also drawn to bold and daring statements, even if I would not be apt to make the same statements myself.  Rarely do I find the two combined.

Dive off of a cliff

Most of us are like this.  Whether or not we are bold, daring people, we love stories about overcomers and underdogs, mountain climbers, and base jumpers.  And whether or not we are painters, sculptors, or musicians, we appreciate beauty in each other and the world.

When beauty and boldness collide the result is extraordinary art, experiences, and relationships.

Just the other day I once again came face to face with bold, beautiful art.

Rowland Augur (Collin Rowland and Dan Augur) blend multiple mediums into one-of-a-kind imaginative expressions.  Their work is refreshing in a day of cookie cutter, one-of-a-million, assembly-line art.

I enjoy their art because it inspires me to think differently and bend artistic boundaries I once thought were rigid.  Their art reminds me that God cannot be boxed in, that while we can learn to know him personally (and we should) there will always be something mysterious, something other about him.

I also enjoy their art because Collin Rowland (the “Rowland” in Rowland Augur) happens to be my brother-in-law.

How about you?

Where have you seen the bold and the beautiful converge, and what was your response?