You Have Six Weeks To Change My Life

Daniel Baltzer is a New York artist—that is, he’s a visual artist who works and lives in New York City. As he says in his conversation with Mike, “if you want to swim with the big dogs, you have to go to New York.”

Having grown up in Ohio and attended Taylor University in Indiana, Daniel has succeeded in carving out a niche for himself in a hyper-competitive endeavor that he says is ripe for renewal. Along the way, he’s managed to raise a family and live out his faith, serving in a local congregation for many years.

Our conversation with Daniel is a fascinating look at the grind of being what he calls a blue-collar artist. Along the way, Daniel offers a vision for how the church can and should embrace beauty and art for the sake of the common good. To do this would, in his opinion, trigger a modern Renaissance.

Cultivated is a production of Harbor Media and Narrativo Group. This episode was produced and mixed by Mike Cosper and edited by Quinnette Connor and TJ Hester. Special thanks to John Starke for making this interview happen. Our theme song is by Roman Candle, with additional music by Dan Phelps and Roman Candle.