Fragments of Light


Fragments of Light provides a forum where artists and critics from many countries are able to share thoughts, interests and ideas in the area of the arts and spirituality, and the power of creative expression to humanize our culture and to heal and transform lives. The blog includes both excerpts from published essays, and original reflections by artists, writers, musicians, and theatre professionals. By inviting readers to respond to these published texts, we hope to promote conversation, reflection, and discussion on faith and creativity, contemplative prayer and esthetic experience, Christian liturgy and beauty, and related themes.

The momentum of the blog draws its energy from the seasons of the Church year and shared important feasts. If you would like to participate either as a regular or guest contributor, or if you have ideas for topics of conversation, please email Lillian Miao.

Little Theophanies

Skip McKinstry’s work is based primarily in photography. He often uses digital manipulation to achieve particular effects. Describing his work, McKinstry says, “The universe ‘speaks,’ praising God and making God known. Thus, the things I see around me already speak to me of the glory of God. Working through the images, editing, manipulating, and combining them is a sort of conversational process for me, perhaps better described as prayer.”

Skip McKinstry, First Day.

“Regardless of the medium, I believe that art, like people, provides little theophanies—unique, reflected light (and refracted light) insights into the nature of God.” —Skip McKinstry


Skip McKinstry, Out of Egypt.


Skip McKinstry, Fire By Night.

Where do you experience insights or expressions of the presence of God?

Artist bio

Skip McKinstry is an artist, graphic designer, photographer, and teacher based in Oklahoma. See more of his work on his web site: