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A Guide to Intercessory Art

by David Capra

Institution: University of New South Wales
Department: Art
Year: 2015
Keywords: Performance art; Intercession; Art
Record ID: 1054121
Full text PDF: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/54480


This glossary is intended for those who believe they have a mandate over their life to create intercessory art, a life dedicated to healing. Additionally, this glossary serves as a rumination on the intercessory art practice of David Capra. From water births to sausage dogs, from the Land of Oz to the prophetic realm, it intends to provide a practical guide to those who wish to birth forth an intercessory art practice. It is considered that this document be used concurrently as a directory and manual; it offers advice, warning and encouragement. Using Capra’s work as a motive and motif, you will be able to navigate the full potential of an art practice that truly seeks to serve others by looking beyond itself. A Guide to Intercessory Art is therefore a response to the spirit of this age. This glossary will empower the reader to identify problems they see in the world around them and inspire them to address these problems using their own artistic gifts. It is held as self-evident that much of an artist’s inspiration comes from the prophetic realm, a place that is more than a fanciful idea and for many reasons eludes easy articulation. When studying this text, it is hoped one will gain a small impression or encounter one side of its ever-changing contours, even just for a moment. Upon reading this work it is envisioned that artists in their multitudes will pick up their mantles, walk forth into their purpose, embracing a fruitful life and nourishing many on the way.