post card project

For the last number of weeks, I have participated in an initiative by a local contemporary artist collective BOXCARSIX in their Post Card Project. It was conceived as a means for members to be in touch with each other and continue making art together during the time of lock-down. Each artist would begin a card,... 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 →

a new world

When I was a new Christian in my late teens, I attended a youth group meeting and the study imagined the human race having to leave earth and create a new world on another planet. We brainstormed what professions  would be necessary to begin again and I listened as lots of suggestions were made. After... Continue Reading →

interworld opens

Interworld opened on May 3rd and ran to May 12, 2019. It was the first of two exhibitions from the mentorship program at arc.hive. "Seven artists navigate the Interworld to produce works exploring time, transformation, the uncanny, and the secretive and silenced worlds of trauma and mental health."  The artists included Shae Anthony, Desiree DeRuiter, Markus Drassl, Susan... 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 →

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 →

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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