Pillar Journal
- A seasonal journal produced by Pillar Church in Holland, MI to guide us through the Christian year.

Visual Art – “The Resurrection” by Blake Johnson


Like “Christ Is Our Spring”, I discovered this piece (originally “The Resurrection”, a 16th century German molten glass sculpture) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s open source archives. I was searching for historical art pieces I could digitally reinterpret for an album of songs attempting to do a similar thing – using newer musical technologies to reimagine older hymn texts. The tombstone shape of the sculpture and the way it acts as the boundary for the resurrection scene on the warm grey wall, signaled again, a sort of juxtaposition I was drawn to. Though originally composed of colorful, painted glass, I recreated the scene as though it had been cast in gold. In addition, I utilized generative artificial intelligence to create a bouquet of easter lilies that sit behind the sculpture – the flowers of which I also manipulated to appear cast in gold.

Link to the original