‘Listening To The Work:’ Art As Meditation
Acton Institute Powerblog

‘Listening To The Work:’ Art As Meditation

Good art is more than just something pretty. It touches the soul; it brings something of the Divine to life in a new way. Artist John Dunne paints from this perspective. Dunne had already developed a substantial career when he felt called to explore more sacred themes, particularly with Eastern influence. He says when he paints, he is “listening to the work.” He says that meditation on the part of both the artist and the viewer is absolutely necessary.

Elise Hilton

Communications Specialist at Acton Institute. M.A. in World Religions.