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Frank Schaeffer Interviews Sadie Valeri

"If you think about it, in the past before there were cameras, people could go their whole lives without seeing a single image, except the iconography in their church. There are reasons people went on pilgrimages and traveled for months to fall on their knees before a Michelangelo, and would weep and just be completely moved by the experience, because they literally never saw imagery. Compare that to today, when you see a hundred images before breakfast... and they are mostly images trying to sell you something."

I was recently interviewed by New York Times bestselling author and cultural commentator Frank Schaeffer. We had a wide-ranging conversation about art education, the role of art in our lives today, and the spiritual experience of creating and viewing visual art. Frank asks wonderful questions so we were able to dip into many of my favorite topics in just one hour.


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