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
“Prayer has far more to do with what God wants to do in us than with our trying to “reach” or “realise”, still less “entertain”, God in prayer… What we think of as our search for God is in reality, a response to the divine Lover drawing us to himself. There is never a moment… Continue reading Responding to the divine Lover
I keep returning to this quote from Henri Nouwen: Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be ashamed of yourself.” There also is a voice that says, “Nobody really cares about you,” and one that says, “Be sure… Continue reading Listening to love
How can we discern our hearts desire? How can we bring before God what is on our hearts. Prayer and meditation in their various forms can be part of this process. I’ve also found that creative expression can also play a role alone side prayer, meditation and reflection. This drawing (below) resulted from a time of… Continue reading Longing / Home (after Köder)
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
Prayers of quietness, for the wordless and unknowing. Graphite and water on watercolour paper. Dated: 2011 — 2014
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.