This was the first session in the Nature, Art and God series, at the Edmund Centre For Arts & Theology [ECAT].

This was led by the artist Mark Cazalet [for more information on Mark please see his own website].

Mark introduced his practice describing a key element as “imagining the gaps between the words”. He went on to argue that art and theology is never closed but always a discussion and that artists are most cogent when they question. Indeed much of artistic practice is about loosing and finding and persevering. He also saw himself as a flaneur as he asked where is beauty and where is divine. He also referred to Paul Clay stating that art makes visible – art suggests not describes; so can state things one way and then look at the opposite.

This I found resonated with some of my practice as I wander as a flaneur seeking to ask questions whilst noticing the mundane environment.