Artist and author Makoto Fujimura is on the Creatively Christian podcast, interviewed by Andrea Sandefur. In this conversation, Makoto discusses our opportunity to honor our brokenness through our making. He also answers listener questions about how artists can address culture, what it means to inhabit a divided world, and stillness in the creative process. Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist. Fujimura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University, then studied in a traditional Japanese painting doctorate program for several years at Tokyo University of the Arts with several notable artists. Fujimura’s art has been featured widely in galleries and museums around the world, and is collected by notable collections including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Huntington Library as well as Tikotin Museum in Israel. As well as being a leading contemporary painter, Fujimura is also an arts advocate, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura has also written the books Refractions, Culture Care, and Art + Faith. This episode can also be found on YouTube. Guest photo credit: Windrider Productions Show Notes The following resources were mentioned in the show or are useful resources recommended by the guests. Links might be marked as affiliates, meaning we earn a commission if you buy through the link. "The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World" by Lewis Hyde [Affiliate]"Art + Faith: A Theology of Making" by Makoto Fujimura [Affiliate]Free Art + Faith Readers Guide "Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life" by Makoto Fujimura [Affiliate] Learn More About Our Guest You can follow this guest on several platforms, including: Makoto's Website: https://makotofujimura.com/Culture Care: https://iamculturecare.com/culture-care Credits Support this show and get access to exclusive content by donating at Patreon.com/CreativelyChristian. This show is produced by Theophany Media. The theme music is by Bill Brooks and Andrea Sandefur. Our logo is by Bill Brooks. This show is hosted by Brannon Hollingsworth, Andrea Sandefur, Dave Ebert, and Rachel Anna. Jake Doberenz produces. Follow Theophany Media and the podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.