This is an experiment joining the merry band of art bloggers on the web, a global version of show and tell!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Holy Silence finished after 30 hours
After 30 hours of work and much prayer painted into it, here is Holy Silence- an image of the pre-existent Christ. John 1 is a touchstone on this. "In the beginning was the Word..."
It was a great workshop, very contemplative and restful, but I'm relieved not to have to drive anywhere tomorrow.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Holy Silence after 24 hours of work
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday and Tuesdays part of the process in my icon workshop at the Franciscan Life Process Center.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A little 8x10 begun long ago and just finished. Destined for a silver frame and a trip to the gallery.
Listen to the stones of the wall.
Be silent, they try
to speak your
to the living walls.
Who are you?
are you? Whose
silence are you?
Who (be quiet)
are you (as these stones
are quiet). Do not
think of what you are
still less of
what you may one day be.
be what you are (but who?)
be the unthinkable one
you do not know.
O be still, while
you are still alive,
and all things live around you
speaking (I do not hear)
to your own being,
speaking by the unknown
that is in you and in themselves.
“I will try, like them
to be my own silence:
and this is difficult. The whole
world is secretly on fire. The stones
burn, even the stones they burn me.
How can a (human) be still or
listen to all things burning?
How can he (or she) dare to sit with them
when all their silence is on fire?”
-Thomas Merton, from The Strange Islands: Poems by Thomas Merton
**The icon above is by Father William Hart McNichols at St. Andrei Rublev Icons — Hagia Hesychia or Holy Silence)
Next week I will be writing an icon of Holy Silence at the Franciscan Center. For anyone who knows me, Holy Silence will be a stretch.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Just playing around in preparation for a pet collage. It's amazing how seeing sketches on screen points up the mistakes.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
step away from the blog!
In the meantime, our gallery at 219 West Main in Lowell is having a birthday!!