Meet Natalie Lentz, WilmingtonFAVS' arts and spirituality writer. I was very blessed to meet Natalie on the recent Religious Art Walking Tour and to discover that she's not only super interested in an area close to my heart - the intersection of arts and faith - but she's also a grand writer. She'll be reflecting on the devotion to material objects in worship.
Learn a little bit more about Natalie.
From a very young age, Natalie Lentz’s love for art led her down many creative paths in life. Earning degrees in Interior Architecture and Art History, she worked as a designer for eight years. Returning to graduate school in 2010, she wove together her design skills and passion for art history through a concentration in museum studies. She currently researches and writes about the unchanging, ancient love of God through the lens of art, architecture and symbolism.
Through dark passages of life and questioning her own faith in Christianity, God worked through Lentz’s rediscovery of Christian art and symbolism to show her his abundant grace and mercy like she’s never experienced before. She believes that sacred art and spaces have the power to awaken souls by providing a transcendent environment of reverence and meaning. Lentz documents and reflects on her observations of these spaces, objects and spiritual experiences.
She loves to travel, and her recent journey to Istanbul, Turkey further fueled her passion for religious spaces and the artifacts within. Her research interests include early and medieval Christian art, Judaic art, religious symbolism, pilgrimage throughout time, and creating context in the museum. With a focus on curatorial and exhibition work, she pursues a career to create vision through art and artifact.
Welcome aboard, Natalie!