spring in winter

So it’s Mardi Gras today. A very subdued one due to pandemic. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, which marks the time of fasting and contemplation in preparation for Easter. Emmaus Community, AbbeyChurch and St Matthias ( of Chapel Gallery fame ) have made a booklet of reflections and prayers by communityContinue reading “spring in winter”

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”

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”

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 “interworld”

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 askedContinue reading “show me your face”

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 “this tender earth”

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.