This article was originally published in the Fall ’08 issue of Revisions, Church and State.
Sometime between 1654 and 1656, Johannes Vermeer, a young Dutch art trader, began to trace the outline of a painting. Vermeer would typically use a lens, similar to that of a modern camera, to project his chosen image onto the canvas before he began to paint it. With his lens, he would determine the ideal placement of each object and fine-tune his lighting scheme, envisioning how the colors would fuse together before he began.
This article was originally published in the Spring ’09 issue of Revisions, Christ and Mental Illness.
So it doesn’t work. Drew Brees was sacked 13 times this season for an average loss of 7.1 yards. And with a turnover ratio of–4 and not a single defensive point—not one “Pick 6” or fumble recovery touchdown—the Saints went 8–8 this year and didn’t make the playoffs.