Dr. Jim (James) Lewis joins Bethel University art student Josh Vana as he presents research on the historical roots of dragon imagery and symbolism in Asian and European art and how that informed the development of his displayed sculpture in the University Library. A conversation with Professors Kenneth Steinbach and Jim Lewis follows the presentation. Dr. Lewis explains the significance of the dragon motif as it finds it origins and meaning in Chinese culture in the 22:00 to 35:00 portion of the video. The panel discussion with all three presenters concludes the video starting at 48:09. The video is accompanied by a companion document on this topic entitled, "There Be Dragons".
Art and Design; Biblical and Theological Studies; Religious Studies Program
More Than Just D and D: The History and Meaning of Dragon Imagery in Art
Lewis, Jim; Steinbach, Kenneth; and Vana, Josh, "There Be Dragons: History and Meaning of Dragon Imagery in Art (and Religion)" (2022). Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works. 40.