January 12, 2015
Doctoral candidate, L.D. Burnett, explores her history as a young Christian and what she learned about the human form and the human condition from the strikingly illustrated Bible Story Picture Book.
“I had never seen anything like these pictures. I spent hours and hours looking at the illustrations of this book. I was transfixed — utterly, completely transfixed — by their boldness, by their sternness, by their raw physical power.
…women do appear in these illustrations. And, to be honest, the artist’s portrayal of women was almost as fascinating to me as his portrayal of men — though this was largely because the illustrations seemed to elide any difference between women and men. As someone who at nine or ten years old was neither man nor woman, that homology intrigued me.”