Look up — at the spaces in the trees,The gaps between the branches. Life is not a clamouring or a striving. But an opening up to the wonders of creation. Breathe deeply and receive. And let the space open up in you. — — As I sat yesterday on a park bench, these were the words that stirred… Continue reading Opening up to the wonders
She wasn’t ready for this.She may have been sleeping,Or just waking up. Me? She asksBut I’m still young,No one notices me much. You are seen,Declares the light.Seen and trustedTo carry and to bring to birthThe Light of Creation. Then may it be soShe quietly respondsWondering what her yes will mean. If she looked around She would… Continue reading Annunciation
This photo by Leonardo Battista of Peregrine hunting Starlings at roost is one of the most inspiring and provocative images I’ve seen this year. Leonardo’s camera has captured a still moment with stark contrasts. We see the starlings dart around — twisting and turning — their separate forms barely discernible. In contrast the Peregrine is… Continue reading Poised for action
To the wild flowers To the small patch of wild flowers I ripped up thinking you were weeds: I’m sorry. I had not seen your bloom Only leaves. I rushed to judge you And your value. Return to this soil. I welcome your seeds. This poem was written as I looked out on my… Continue reading Learning not to be quick to uproot
Where does rest fit in our lives as human beings? How are we giving time to being present in the world and attentive to the gifts around us? This photographic combination was produced after reading a poem in the summer of 2015. The words are from the poetry anthology ‘Being Human’ (p159); the poem is ‘A Quiet Joy’… Continue reading A quiet joy / being human
Van Gogh – The Sower Thought from Celtic Daily Prayer
I’m really enjoying reading Brian McLaren’s recent book Naked Spirituality at the moment. The structure of the book and “seasons” metaphor is proving helpful in describing my spiritual journey, and allowing me to see it with grace, as well as offer direction. Amusingly, even writing this seems to place me, at this time, neatly in… Continue reading Naked – a spiritual journey… and ‘Blankets’
Canvas print and related video piece. A visual meditation on the first words in St John’s account of the incarnation.
This piece is part of digital works exploring generative drawing. Related sketches were also produced. The works explore the interconnectedness of all things, in relation to matter, the reuse of matter and the passing on of genetic data. This is a digital print on canvas.
This piece is part of digital works exploring generative drawing. Related sketches were also produced. The works explore the interconnectedness of all things, in relation to matter, the reuse of matter and the passing on of genetic data.