Resilient Americana: Faith:
Baptist Church, Brooksville, Florida is a Hybrid VR Painting™ by Dave Alber.
acrylic on Canson paper and panoramic VR technology
22 x 10.75 in (56 x 27 cm)
One of Christianity’s cardinal virtues (faith, hope, love), American faith’s unique feeling tone is born out of the pilgrims’ faith in the New World re-imagined as the Promised Land. From then to now, in the American spiritual tradition, hardships were re-imagined as informed by a spiritual trajectory. During the time of COVID-19, this small town church stands as a symbol of the resilience of American faith through tough times.
David Stewart, the pastor of St. James Missionary Baptist Church, that small country road church, explained to me his experience of faith, “Faith is a substance that is not seen, yet evidence of things that are not seen. Stay humble toward one another; your faith moves God.”