A performing singer-songwriter since 1993, Eric is currently recording his tenth studio album, Far Side Of The Sea, an empathy-themed concept album and photographic memoir set for spring 2016 release. He has a soft spot for folks who, like him, struggle with anxiety, depression, and are in recovery. An artist to the core, Eric also paints, creates folk-art sculptures out of repurposed, found objects (Daily Piece), and is an avid book collector. He lives in Nashville, TN with his bride and their two boys.
Holy Week Art Exhibit
My art was recently selected for the Anselm Society's art exhibit, "Suffering Alone - A Holy Week Art Exhibit On Depression, Human Suffering and Hope".
Humans are no strangers to pain, to depression, to things (including in our own minds) that make us feel hopeless, trapped, hated, unheard, or afraid. And we often bear the worst pain alone, because we do not know how to talk about it, are afraid to be judged or seen differently, or simply cannot find anyone who has been where we are. Too often, when we muster up the courage to talk, to try not to bear it alone, we are told to "Buck up," assured that the person will pray for us (as they rush on with their day), or given a platitude about God.
But in the church, no one should suffer alone. And there is a special reason for that.
Holy Week is the time when the church remembers the final days of Christ, before culminating in Easter and the Resurrection. On the four days before Easter in particular, the church has historically remembered the suffering of Christ on behalf of mankind--Christ, who has borne pain like us in every way; who has in fact carried all the pain and evil on his shoulders. We worship a God who suffers with us. We are members of His Body, a body that is called to be like him.
Colorado Springs, CO