Revolution Now 
24x36 inches, oil on canvas
Artist Statement: When I think of "God stories," I think of parables – explosive little narratives that are not about God but about ordinary life, where (by affirmation and by negation, by design and by chance), we encounter God's presence. In the parables of Jesus, they often begin with "God's presence is like..." and turn in surprising ways that change the way we see the world. In "revolution now," I consider the dandelion, which, in my thinking, stands in for the mustard seed.
bio: Steven Schroeder is a poet and visual artist who lives and works in Chicago.