The logo I created for this site is intended to suggest my Christianity without obnoxiously cracking the reader over the head with it. I wanted to avoid kitschy empty-tomb or cross-with-lens-flare graphics and, either way, I didn’t have the talent or drive to create something along those lines. Since I lack talent and, therefore, have no need for artistic integrity, I will cheerfully explain exactly what I was trying to convey with the header graphic. (And ever since my attempt to be witty and call myself “Son of David” netted me an older gentleman with a military fetish attempting to pick me up via MySpace, I’ve been a bit leery of the possibility that my self-conscious attempts at mild cleverness will be thoroughly misinterpreted.)
Persistent Seeker is intended to convey several meanings: among them my view that human life is best spent seeking after God by pursuing beauty in all things, my interest in traditional Christian symbolism in literature in general and Harry Potter in particular, and my fascination with various “wild human” trends.
Concerning the header graphic: the White Stag is a traditional literary symbol of Christ. His most popular representations are probably Narnia and Harry Potter. Pursuing the White Stag is, of course, pursuing Christ. In alchemy, white represents the “purification” (albedo) stage, immediately prior to the red (rubedo) stage of resurrection. The red man pursuing the stag is intended to indicate that the pursuit of Christ is the proper use of the redeemed life. All of this is occurring over a backdrop of darkened leaves, intended to convey the darkness of sin and death separating us from the beauty of the redeemed life.
For the curious, the graphic itself was done entirely in Photoshop. I took the background photograph at a tiny public park in Afghanistan.