the persistence of love

I take courage from an idea by Gandhi, which I paraphrase:Love must exist, it must be powerful – otherwise how is it that human beings survive even with all the awful things we perpetrate upon the world?  Gandhi points out that history is full of news of trouble, hurt and catastrophe, but it neglects toContinue reading “the persistence of love”

take this cup

“Cup” was made with conte and acrylic paint in 2010, and digitally edited in 2020. This image was published in the Emmaus Community’s booklet of meditations for the season of Lent.  Here is my reflection: As I considered the scriptures for today’s reading, an early artwork of mine came to mind. What does it depict?Continue reading “take this cup”

art and empathy

Art is often described as either a luxury or past-time. Rarely do we hear art being described as essential. But science is showing that art is a valuable tool for developing empathy and attention. I was thankful to be asked to provide a workshop ‘Art and Empathy’ for the ‘We Together‘ Conference for the AnglicanContinue reading “art and empathy”

lenten presence

Lent ( the 40 days before Easter) is traditionally a time in which we are to consider our vulnerability and fallibility as human beings. I was asked to contribute to a small booklet of Lenten reflections which is edited by the Rev. Meagan Crosby Shearer who is priest to the Emmaus Community and St MatthiasContinue reading “lenten presence”

published

Having had my so much of my world view informed by listening to Australia’s public broadcaster, the ABC, I cannot say how much it means to have a written piece published in the Religion and Ethics Report. The article Art and the Nature of Good and Evil  is an expansion of a talk I originallyContinue reading “published”

art and the nature of wisdom

On the 12th of March 2017, I gave a talk that ties in with my exhibition “The Other Side of War.” The talk was given during the sermon time at St Philip Anglican Church in Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada. My working title for this talk has been Art and the Nature of Good andContinue reading “art and the nature of wisdom”