About the Artwork

Fr. Ignatius' word paintings are set in a contemporary art tradition established by artists like Robert Indiana.  Such artwork has two basic elements.  First, the piece must be able to stand on its own aesthetically apart from its legibility.  It must be capable of being appreciated for the beauty of the lines, composition, forms, and colors. Second, these artistic features ought to communicate, support, and enhance the meaning of the text.   Fr. Ignatius’ word paintings reveal his concern to bring meaning to his art through the use of texts from Scripture and the saints.  For his drawings, Fr. Ignatius tries to strike a balance between a concern for proper draftsmanship and the playfulness of a child.