Artifacts of the Divine Artists
The beauty we find in the painter’s canvas, in the composer’s symphony, or even tucked away in a chef’s culinary creation is humanity’s attempt to replicate the goodness we’ve found in God’s beautiful world. The good that He Himself saw at the very beginning (Gen 1:31). When human beings create something beautiful, whether it’s a work-of-art or a work-of-charity, they’re simply following the deepest and wildest impulses of their nature. The beautiful things we create are a reflection of God’s beauty. They may not be on the scale of the Yosemite Valley or the icy elliptical rings of Saturn but they exhibit a secondary or derivative kind of beauty—replicas, hints, artifacts of the Divine Artist.