Cairn University believes that truth, beauty, and goodness find their source in God and that artistic, creative endeavors manifest the divine image in humankind.
by Jaime Helbig
September 1 – December 18
Transformation, by Jaime Helbig, is a series of oil paintings that highlights emotions involved in change. The artist describes a survival of struggles, healing from addictions and the overcoming of human flaws.
Jaime Helbig became friends with a group of individuals who were going through a Christian based recovery program hosted at her church. She saw amazing changes take place in this group of otherwise hopeless people who had been labeled as failures by family members and friends. Helbig extended her selection of models beyond a recovery program to anyone who had gone through personal struggles. She chose to highlight one important element. All of her models had one aspect of their experience in common. They all believed that their recovery came supernaturally.
Helbig asks for the models to reflect upon their recovery. They express reflection, remorse, and some show a sense of victory within their faces and body gestures. Lighting is significant, symbolizing the divine nature of their recovery. The composition, environment and pose also communicate symbolic meaning.
Helbig’s ultimate goal is to represent hope and victory through the stories of others. She plans to continue the series for years to come. Since all of humanity is born into struggles, models will always be plenteous.
Since its beginning in 2008, The Curator has sought to celebrate cultural artifacts and inspire its readers to engage deeply with–and ultimately create–culture which enriches life and broadens experience.
Holy Sepulcher and John 20:3-4 • Maria Tarruella
Call to Missions series • Brad Guice
Thicket Repeating, El Olam, and Ruin • Mary Nees
Tree Grace II • Makoto Fujimura
Book of Light • Ted Prescott
Hymn 47- Great is Thy Faithfulness • Craig Hawkins
Verge • Glenn Howell
Surrender • Rochelle Johnson
Bound and Determined and Veil • Mary Barton Nees
Mudding Through It • Marissa Voytenko
Power Issue Babel • Grace Carol Bomer
Lazarus, The Woman Healed, At the Pool of Siloam, The Blind Man, and Jarius’ Daughter • Barbra Februar
Law and Gospel • Sandra Bowden
Walker • Ted Prescott
Sign of the Fig Tree and Sign of the Almond Tree • Mary Barton Nees
To All The World • Judith (Raws) Dickinson
Straight Line to Heaven • Ted Prescott
Various Prints • Makoto Fujimura
Complexion of Time • Deborah Jencsik
The Veil Series • Ruth Naomi Floyd
Banished • Deborah Land
Taken Root, Bruised Reed, Kept, and Breathe • Mary Nees
The Roar of Refreshing • Pattie Ann Hale
Above the Grid • Matt Herbert
Prophet • Yvonne Valenza
Ten series • Joey Tamassoni
Hymn 265 (It Is Well With My Soul) and Hymn 363 (And Can It Be That I Should Gain) • CraigHawkins
John Cawood, Th.D. • Judith (Raws) Dickinson
One Body, One Church • Peter Jelinek
Remnant I, Remnant II, and Remnant III • Mark D’Agusto
In the Potter’s Hands, The Waiting Is the Hardest Part, and Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil • Crystal Neubauer
We Adore Three, The waves of the sea were hushed… Psalm 107:29 • Janice Skivington
Shadow of Creation and Take Flight • Nancy Lohmiller
Behind the Cloud • Dawn Waters Baker
Breaking Free II, Ablaze, and Dreamer • Susan Card
As For My House and Son • Robert Biesel
Ascent, Emerge No. 2, and Wellspring • Melissa Kreisa
Blessed in the City series • John and Eli Milan