The Impact of Scenic Art
The growing awareness of churches toward using visual art such as scenic elements has opened the doors for opportunity toward impacting individuals.From the stand point of using scenic elements, the delusion is, we never think of the impact a few sticks of wood and a few gallons of paint has on inspiring someone’s life. There are times when it’s like holding up a mirror allowing us to see and experience the things we usually stuff in the back corners of our mind.Combining the message with scenic images, are very powerful forms of communication. The saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” That is so true. What takes one thousand words to explain correctly can be describe much more easily using scenic images. One is able to express every aspect of life and its essence through this medium. Imagery plays a large roll in making information memorable, an important part of recall. Think about it. When you find yourself in a conversation it’s usually a retelling of a memorable event; things we saw that created a mood, an experience. Scenic images will engage memory and conversation. Let me make it clear, it takes both the threads of verbal and visual for the epiphany to be birthed. Some would say that such things as scenic stuff, which are not harmful, are not as important. Some years ago I would have made that statement. But after witnessing the undeniable results from using scenic elements with teaching moments, my attitude has changed. I will never forget the statement Lee Strobel once made; “It was the message and the beauty of scenic art on stage that melted my hardened, atheistic heart.” The use of scenic elements is a powerful tool.
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