Arts & Media Coordinator
Nicole Smith is a junior Family Studies major from Marietta, GA. So far in her Samford career she has been a Resident Assistant, worked at the Hub, and held various positions within University Ministries. In her free time, you will find Nicole playing intramurals, hammocking, reading or writing, and always laughing.
What punctuation mark best describes you? Why?
A semicolon because this punctuation mark is used when a sentence could have been ended, but it wasn't. My personality is one of a continuing nature. I'm an introvert so I always need a break to recharge, but then I start up again. I'm constantly laughing, I love doing things and going places, and when I'm not with my friends on some adventure, I'm hanging out alone painting my toenails, reading or writing. My story is one that could have ended several times, but is one that God has redeemed and continues to use and for that, I am so very thankful.
How do worship and art intersect?
In my opinion, art, at its best, is an expression of worship. The act of thinking, planning, and creating art is a reflection of and offering to our Creator. I think, at the core of all Christian artists' work, there is deep relational preparation, connection, and spiritual movement happening between the artist and the Creator. Regardless of the type of art--painting, music, dance, videography, photography, poetry and prose-- the process of creating is an act of worship. Because we are made in the image of God, it is no surprise that we itch to create ourselves. And creating isn’t just about masterpieces, regardless of your talent, I believe when you engage in the process of creating, you honor God by embodying His creativity.