What is your ministry?
I am a sculptor and work as a studio artist. I strive to present Christ through all of my artistic work. He has used this to witness other artists, both unbelievers, and Christian artists, who are still learning how to market their Christian art in a secular world. I am the Founder of the EI Foundation, a Christian art organization in my home country. I am also the Founder of Habitat for Humanity, Cluj. In addition, the Lord has presented me with leadership roles among various Christian art groups, which has allowed me to organize exhibitions internationally in both Christian and secular venues. I currently am one of the leaders of Atelier+, a group of Christian artists that meets regularly to work and exhibit together.
When did you trust Christ?
I gave my life to Christ in 1975 when I realized that my life made no sense without Him. At that time, I renounced all my ambitions, including ever becoming an artist. Ten years later, God helped me understand that He wanted me to serve Him with the gifts He has given me. So I began studying sculpture at the Art Academy. Since that time, my goal in life has been to “polish mirrors for Heaven.”
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
One of the main influences in my spiritual growth has been the works of Francis Schaeffer and his views on culture, art, and the Christian in society. Schaeffer’s thought has greatly encouraged me to grow and express my faith in Christ through art.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
Through the Forum, I can meet other artists doing important work in Europe.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
I have been involved with artist groups for more than 40 years.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I believe that my work encourages Christians because it communicates faith through art. I can share my faith with the artistic community because my work is modern in style, but at the same time, is conceptual and transmits messages taken from Scripture. I have been blessed with a wonderful ministry where I have continually seen God working not only in my faith but in the faiths of others. I pray God is glorified in all I do.