Art and Poetry are Evolutionary

Walter Brueggemann has said that artists and poets call us to imagine the world differently. Ideally, artists and poets present us with perspectives outside our established routines and systems, outside our ideologies of protection, denial, privilege and exceptionalism. They call … Continued

Your Containers Or Your Life

My mixed media image has us sitting out with the containers. But, wouldn’t you like to see what that design is like on the layer behind? There is a story about a wedding celebration which went way beyond an afternoon … Continued

Rising From Deep Under

Four months ago a short, simple poem emerged from my early morning meditations and started me building this mixed media image which I finished just in time for the New Year. I had been contemplating my progression in life and … Continued

Pause Long Enough

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This season recalls the principle of great, cosmic reality being revealed by the seemingly insignificant piece. Some have been mindful of key details (persons) when most of us have passed over them.  Holidays bring added details with obligations to rush through; … Continued

A Work of Art Evolves

It can be useful and interesting to see the stages through which an artist takes his materials in the development of a work. In the case I show you here, each stage can be complete as a member of a … Continued

Walk the High Way

A man born blind, consigned to be the object of handouts, a questionable person, desired to become a valued contributor to his community. This was why he allowed the healer to touch his eyes, his identifying characteristic, and why he … Continued

Film of Painter Phil Petrie

Our community of artists is rich with thinkers and talent. In 2013 we released a two-part documentary of Philip Petrie, an oil painter in our community whose paintings were then showing at the Martha Pace Swift Gallery in San Diego … Continued

William Blake Still Encourages Us

by Mark Turner – When we see elements of our vision in other people’s lives, it confirms our mission, especially when we see them in people’s lives back through past ages.  That is where we connect with world history. The … Continued

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