Resurrexi means ‘I have risen’. Resurrexi is passionate about spreading the message of the gospel of Jesus’s resurrection and being raised to a new life in Christ. Those who put their faith in Jesus become born again and live new. Because Christ has risen we too join with him in saying, ‘I have risen.’
Resurrexi is medieval art made modern.
Over a thousand years ago, master calligraphers and illustrators sought to pass on the Word of God. Imagine monks carefully writing and drawing psalms, prayer books and Bibles for contemplative thought and prayer, to share the Good News and to engage in worship and praise to their Creator. These monks gave up their lives to live centrally for the One whom they loved.
In the scriptorium, manuscripts were recreated to maintain the written account and pass on what others had laboriously penned before them. The books were highly valuable and considered to be priceless as they were done by hand and created one at a time.
Resurrexi aims to preserve and retain the legacy of our predecessors and allow their artwork to shine again by re-illuminating them in modern printmaking fashion. It is our hope that you will be inspired by the old made new.
Each Resurrexi piece is digitally designed and created through various printmaking techniques including: hand press, letterpress, thermography, foil stamping and modern offset. The prints are mounted and framed.
Jeanie Skaggs, AA, BS
The Skaggs’ creatively express the message of the gospel by recreating and reinterpreting, in a new and fresh way, the works of master artisan monks of the Renaissance and Medieval eras. They bring back to life the works of art illustrated in bibles, prayer and song books used for liturgy services. They desire to see others touched by God through art.
Nathan Skaggs earned his BFA while majoring in transportation and product design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. He previously majored in Visual Art Communications at Huntington University, IN earning his BS and was licensed in K-12 Art Education. His thesis was in two major concentrations: automotive design and Medieval and Renaissance Christian art. He desires to see others open the doors of their hearts and engage with God, “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.” (Psalm 24)
Jeanie Skaggs graduated from Taylor University with a BS in Computer Information Systems and AA in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys all forms of art and believes that all creativity starts by movement. Her inspiration to make illuminated manuscripts comes from seeing God’s movement to create the Universe, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Gen. 1:2)
The Skaggs' focus on integrating design through many media platforms. They are co-founders and owners of Skagga Inc. a design, marketing and web agency in Fort Wayne, IN.