Art and Social Justice

Written by
Mason Visions Series
Published on
February 4, 2013

How can art be a catalyst for justice and peace in a global society and how does it contribute to building bridges between civilizations and religions? How does an artist's emphasis on our shared human essence challenge us to embrace diversity and differences in the face of uncertainty, ignorance, fear, hatred, and division?This presentation stems from the philosophy behind Frenn's work: "My paintings are visual meditations on inner and outer truths and clashing realities. Human rights, justified injustice, and needless suffering influence my art, but its source is a love for humanity, an awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and nature, and a commitment to a message of hope and human dignity. My work reflects a belief that we are called to be bridges, not walls."