the art of attention

“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see….”– Richard Louv.How do we reclaim our intimacy with creation? How might we open our eyes and minds in a way that allows the revelation of God through creation into our... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 originally... Continue Reading →

interworld

I am very pleased to taking part in this exhibition coming up in May. Interworld May 3 – 12, 2019 arc.hive artist run centre 2516 Bridge St, Victoria, BC V8T 5H3 Opening: May 3rd, 2019 (7-9 pm) Shae Anthony, Desiree DeRuiter, Markus Drassl, Susan Feilders, Sheryl Fisher, Amber Morrison and Cornelia van Voorst Through drawing,... Continue Reading →

show me your face

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come..... My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. For a booklet of meditations for Advent, I was asked... Continue Reading →

beloved remembrance

This talk was presented on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, 11th November, 2018. The podcast for my talk can be found here. I found it really really difficult to get this talk together. You see, I am speaking from a place I would rather not be in- as  a child of... Continue Reading →

a complex grief

After laying aside my curatorial work with the Stairwell Gallery, my mind has turned to my own work as a priority. But as I approach it I notice that as well as a sense of need and desire to make art, there is a deep hesitation. To overcome that reticence, I decided to keep my... Continue Reading →

this tender earth

This Tender Earth is my last show as curator for the Stairwell Gallery for the foreseeable future. It has become too hard to keep up with the work of curating and give my own art the attention it needs; as well, the gallery  needs more energy than I am able to provide at this time. ... Continue Reading →

art for you

Vancouver Island School of Art asked artists to donate a work for their fundraiser "Art For You" held at the beginning of May 2018 This is the piece I made specifically for the event. "Of Things Hoped For" 12 by 8 inches. Collage, ink, paper, gesso on wood panel.

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